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Instant Pot Hummus

Instant Pot hummus reduces the time you spend soaking and cooking dried chickpeas down without sacrificing flavor. This yummy chickpea dip is a healthy vegetarian snack and lunch option you will love. Video Recipe.
 
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What is Hummus?

Hummus is a delicious spread, dip or snack made traditionally from chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. It originated in the Middle East, but it has become a very popular recipe in the United States and other parts of the world.

What makes a good hummus?

Hummus tastes best when it is homemade using dried chickpeas, which you can do easily with the help of the Instant Pot. The combination of lemon juice, garlic, and tahini (optional) make a basic hummus taste amazing.  For our recipe, we added cumin for a bit of extra smokiness. You could also add sumac or Za’atar instead. Though these ingredients are optional, they help add a bit more flavor to traditional hummus. This is one of the best things about hummus! The base hummus has a good flavor, but you can add additional ingredients, such as roasted peppers or additional spices, to make a hummus that fits your taste buds. Once you have the hummus made, you can experiment with lots of other flavors that will make your mouth water. Hummus Recipe

What is Hummus Made of / Hummus Ingredients

Hummus starts with soaked and cooked dried chickpeas. They provide the bulk of the creamy texture. For flavor, hummus uses tahini, garlic cloves, and lemon juice. We also add cumin, sumac, or Za’atar for some extra flavor as well. We also add a little bit of salt to help bring out all the flavors, but you can skip that if you are on a low sodium diet. The only other things you’ll need are a little bit of olive oil and water to prepare the chickpeas. Hummus Ingredients

How to make Chickpeas for Hummus

If you have the time, soak the dried chickpeas overnight. Soaking the chickpeas helps with digestion. If not you don’t have the time, you can use dried chickpeas, but the cook time will vary. Pour the chickpeas and water into the inner pot. Add the salt Close the lid to the Instant Pot and seal the vent. Select pressure cook on high for 25 minutes if you soaked them or 40 minutes if they are dry. For either, use a natural release. When done cooking, drain the beans. Make sure you keep the chickpea broth for when making the hummus. Chickpeas for Hummus

How to make Instant Pot Hummus?

Once the chickpeas are finished cooking, scoop them to the bowl of a food processor. Add in the remaining ½ cup of chickpea broth you kept aside when preparing the chickpeas to be cooked. You can store the remaining chickpeas in the refrigerator or freezer. Next, add all the ingredients: garlic cloves, tahini (optional), lemon juice, spices, and salt. Do not add the olive oil yet. When all the ingredients are added, blend until the mixture is smooth. Slowly add the olive oil using the tube on the top of the food processor.  Serve the hummus cold or at room temperature.  Hummus Instant Pot

Is hummus healthy?

Hummus is a healthy snack option or a healthy spread for sandwiches and wraps. Hummus has a lot of good fat in it. Chickpeas are also a good vegetarian source of protein and fiber so this will fill you up and keep you satisfied.

Can you freeze hummus?

You can freeze hummus for up to about 4 months from when you store it. To freeze it, spoon it into an airtight, freezer safe container. Before freezing it, add a bit of olive oil on top to help prevent moisture loss in the freezer.  When you are ready to serve, let it come up to temperature in the refrigerator overnight. Instant Pot Homemade Hummus Recipe

What to eat with hummus?

Hummus is very versatile. You can use it as a dip for your favorite veggies like carrots, green peppers, or celery. It goes great with bread and this Air Fryer Falafel We often like to add humus to our wraps and sandwiches. One of our favorite wraps to add it to is our Falafel Wrap recipe.

Is Hummus Gluten-Free?

Yes! This Instant Pot hummus is gluten-free. 

How long does Hummus last?

There are no preservatives in this recipe. Once you make the hummus, you can expect it to last for about 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator. Before storing it, put it in an airtight container or bag to help preserve freshness. Instant Pot Hummus Recipe

Hummus without Tahini

You can make hummus without tahini. Tahini is made from toasted sesame seeds. It is traditionally added to hummus and provides a bit of a nutty flavor to the dip. But if you either don’t have access to or don’t like tahini, you can skip it.

Is Hummus Vegan?

Yes, hummus is a vegan recipe. It only contains products that come from plants. Instant Pot Hummus

Make this delicious, wholesome Instant Pot hummus the next time you are looking for a way to use up your dried chickpeas and satisfy your snack cravings.

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Instant Pot Hummus Recipe

Hummus Instant Pot

Instant Pot Hummus Recipe

Yield: 32 oz.

Instant Pot hummus reduces the time you spend soaking and cooking dried chickpeas down without sacrificing flavor. This yummy chickpea dip is a healthy vegetarian snack and lunch option you will love. Video Recipe. 

Instructions

Make Instant Pot Chickpeas for Hummus

  1. Soak chickpeas overnight, if you have the time, or used dried chickpeas but refer to the cook time below.
  2. Pour the water and chickpeas into the inner pot. Add 1 teaspoon salt.
  3. Close the lid, seal the vent and pressure cook on high. If using soaked chickpeas, pressure cook on high for 25 mins. For dried unsoaked chickpeas, pressure cook on high for 40 mins. Natural release the pressure in either case.
  4. When done cooking, drain the beans. Make sure you keep the chickpea broth for when making the hummus.


For Hummus

  1. Once the chickpeas are cooked, scoop them to the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Add ½ cup of chickpea broth you kept aside when preparing the chickpeas to be cooked.
  3. Next, add all the ingredients: garlic cloves, tahini (optional), lemon juice, spices, and salt. Do not add the olive oil yet. When all the ingredients are added, blend until the mixture is smooth. Slowly add the olive oil using the tube on the top of the food processor. 
  4. Serve the hummus cold or at room temperature. 

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Lady Di

Monday 2nd of August 2021

I do not own a food processor due to limited space in my kitchen, would a Shark blender work for this? Thanks in advance,

David

Sunday 30th of May 2021

Wonderful! I suggest freezing cooked/soaked chickpeas whole. Then when preparing another amount, the flavor will be truer to freshly cooked hoummous. Freezing hoummous spread, while doable and still better than store bought, loses more of the original flavor.

Nancy Shangi

Tuesday 27th of April 2021

Any tricks on getting REALLY smooth? I’ve tried soaking dried chickpeas. I’ve tried using canned. I’ve tried taking each ‘paper’ like piece off each chick pea ( that was t fun) but can’t seem to get it as smooth as store bought. 😡 I have a ninja blender and I’ve also tried using the smoothie blender cups.

Lady Di

Monday 2nd of August 2021

@Nancy Shangi, I have a Ninja blender too, not a food processor. I wonder if that is the difference? I hope they answer this question!

Diane leshman

Saturday 1st of August 2020

At the beginning it says to set the IP to venting to cook the chickpeas. How does it pressure cook if it is set to venting?

Rosemary

Thursday 19th of August 2021

@Diane leshman, Read closely. It says SEAL the vent.

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