Quickie: Easy Blender Hummus (v, gf)

Sometimes you just need an easy snack. Something nutritious and fast that you can have around for a while or feed a crowd with. My answer? Hummus. Friends coming over on short notice and you don’t know what to serve? A hummus and veggie tray. Have kids? Want to make lunches with minimal ingredients so you’re not cooking all week? Consider hummus sandwiches, pitas, or snack packs. Need a healthy afternoon pick-me-up at work? Hummus and chips. You see where I’m going with this. I mean, really- throw all ingredients into a blender. Blend. Serve. Who doesn’t love a recipe like that?


Here’s Buzzfeed’s take on how to eat hummus all day long. And here’s Bon Appétit’s list of 10 things to do with hummus.


Adapted from my beloved Mark Bittman


  • 2 cans reduced-sodium garbanzo beans, drained with liquid reserved
  • 1 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp paprika or smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp crushed garlic
  • roasted garlic cloves, optional
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Place all ingredients in a large blender or food processor bowl; you can halve this recipe easily. Blend, pouring in the reserved liquid from the garbanzos until the hummus is as smooth as you’d like (you may need to scrape the bowl). Taste, adjust seasonings, and serve, refrigerating leftovers. Enjoy!!

a cross-section of hummus fixins

a cross-section of hummus fixins