Get your veggies and pita ready for the Creamiest Blender Hummus! No fancy ingredients required, all you need is this one simple trick to make restaurant quality hummus at home! This recipe makes about 3 cups.

Creamy Blender Hummus

Meet my favorite quick and easy, go-to hummus recipe.

Ever wondered how to get restaurant quality hummus at home? Well I’m about to let you in on a little secret.

Besides being ridiculously easy, this blender hummus is addictive, deliciously garlicky and smooth as silk. The secret trick? Simmering canned chickpeas with baking soda! Yes. Baking soda! After 25 minutes the chickpeas will be incredibly tender and blend into the smoothest hummus you’ve ever dragged a pita through.

Roasted Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Serve as is, with your favorite toppings or along with roasted cauliflower tabbouleh.

ingredients for creamy blender hummus

To Make This Creamy Blender Hummus You Will Need:

  • canned chickpeas or garbanzo beans
  • baking soda
  • tahini
  • lemon juice
  • water
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • cumin
  • salt

chickpeas and baking soda in a pot

Drain 2 (15 ounce) cans of chickpeas in a colander before adding to a saucepan with 1 teaspoon baking soda.

What Does Simmering Beans in Baking Soda Do?

Baking soda is a natural tenderizer. If you’ve ever marinated chicken and it calls for baking soda, then this may not come as a surprise. Baking soda (or sodium bicarbonate) increases the pH and the alkalinity of the water and also speeds up the break down of pectin so the beans get softer, faster.

cover chickpeas with water

Cover the beans with water.

simmer 25 minutes

Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 25 minutes

add chickpeas to blender and add tahini

After the 25 minutes, remove and drain. Transfer to your blender (or food processor if you don’t have a blender) and add in 1/2 cup tahini.

A high powered blender (like Vitamix) will yield the smoothest results.

squeeze in lemon juice

Squeeze in the juice from 2 juicy lemons.

garlic and ground cumin

Measure and add 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin and 2 to 4 large cloves of garlic – it just depends on how garlicky you like it.

adding olive oil

Drizzle in 2 tablespoons olive oil.

season with salt

Season with kosher salt – I use 1-1/2 teaspoons. But taste and add more or less to your liking.

water

Pour in 1/4 cup water. You may need to add more as you go.

creamy hummus in blender

Secure the lid and blend until ultra smooth and velvety – add more water if needed.

Roasted Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Spoon this velvety smooth hummus onto a serving platter or shalow bowl, making swoops and swirls with the back of your spoon. Drizzle with a little more olive oil and sprinkle over toasted pine nuts, za’atar and minced fresh parsley.

Need a quick hummus? Craving a silky dip for your pita? MAKE THIS HUMMUS. You won’t be disappointed.

Serve with pita bread and dip, eat and repeat.

Roasted Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Enjoy! And if you give this Blender Hummus recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Roasted Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Roasted Cauliflower Tabbouleh
Yield: about 3 cups

Creamiest Blender Hummus

Get your veggies and pita ready for the Creamiest Blender Hummus! No fancy ingredients required, all you need is this one simple trick to make restaurant quality hummus at home!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 to 4 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Drain chickpeas and add to a sauce pan with baking soda. Cover with water and bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 25 minutes. Drain and add to blender.
  2. To the beans, add desired amount of garlic (2 to 4 large cloves), tahini, lemon juice, salt, cumin and water (start with 1/4 cup water and add more as needed).
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Spread hummus onto a platter or a shallow bowl, drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with toppings if desired and serve with veggies and pita.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 (2 tablespoons)

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 87mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g

All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on SimplyScratch.com should only be used as a general guideline.