Homemade Hummus Recipe (with Canned Chickpeas)

Homemade Hummus Recipe

This Homemade Hummus Recipe is extra easy, and low in calories!

First, it is made with canned Chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) and second, there is no olive oil in the recipe! Thus cutting 100’s of calories!

Homemade Hummus Recipe

This recipe for hummus is an adaptation from the best hummus recipe in my second cookbook Lose Weight By Eating Detox Week.

What is Hummus? Hummus is a vegan, bean based dip that is great on just about everything.

Most often people like to dip veggies sticks into Hummus recipes. However other recipes hummus include spreading it on sandwiches, which is completely amazing, and you can even try a Hummus Bowl (recipe in my 4th cookbook Lose Weight By Eating Easy Dinners).

Homemade Hummus Recipe

I like to make my hummus homemade so that I can control the ingredients… Specifically I can control the amount of oil in the recipe. As this is where the majority of calories come from.

Hummus nutrition is sort of all over the place. Some recipes call for up to 1/4 cup of olive oil, and others have just a tablespoon. My humus recipe has NO OIL at all!

Now don’t fret, here at Lose Weight By Eating we are not “anti-oil”… and if you miss the flavor I recommend drizzling the top of your hummus with a little olive oil.

Here’s What You’ll Find in the Article:

  • Ingredients for Hummus (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Hummus
  • Homemade Hummus Recipe (printable recipe card!)
  • Hummus Nutrition

In the next section you will find out what is in hummus, and further down you’ll find out how to make humous.

Is hummus good for you? The short answer is yes… But some hummus recipes are healthier than others.

For instance, the homemade hummus recipe below is made with no oil, making is low in fat and calories!

Ingredients for Hummus

So… what is in hummus? It’s pretty basic, and in this section I will give you the ingredients in hummus in a shopping list. I recommend taking a screenshot with your phone so you have it handy the next time you go to the grocery store.

Hummus ingredients are few, so be sure to get high quality… And I beg you, use fresh lemon juice! It makes all the difference.

Homemade Hummus Recipe

This easy hummus recipe can be made in a flash, due to the use of canned chickpeas!

Shopping List for Homemade Hummus Recipe:

  • Can of chickpeas, or garbanzo beans
  • Garlic cloves
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Tahini
  • Salt and pepper

Now that you have the ingredients for hummus, we can move onto how to make hummus. Plus the recipe card and hummus calories.

In the next section we will discuss how to make hummus, and below I have outlined the nutrition of hummus… most specifically for the Homemade Hummus Recipe in this article.

How to Make Hummus

Homemade humous is so easy to make… Do you have a blender? Then you can make it!

In this section I will outline how to make hummus at home so you can enjoy this wonderful chickpea dip anytime.

Homemade Hummus Recipe

Calories in hummus can be kept low with my tips and tricks… My #1 trick, skip the oil and use the liquid from the can of chickpeas!

How to Make Hummus:

  1. Drain the liquid from the can of chickpeas into a bowl or measuring cup.
  2. Add the chickpeas, garlic cloves, lemon juice, tahini, and 1/2 of the chickpea liquid to a blender.
  3. Add in a pinch of salt and pepper and blend until smooth.
  4. Taste and add in more salt and pepper as needed. If you like a creamier or thinner hummus recipe, add in a little more of the chickpea liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time until you have reached your desired consistency.

Often I am asked the question: Is hummus healthy. And the short answer is yes… But some recipes for hummus are healthier than others. My homemade hummus recipe has zero oil and is only 132 calories for 1/4 cup!

In the next section you will find the full recipe for homemade hummus, plus you’ll find the nutrients hummus information as well as calories hummus contains.

Homemade Hummus Recipe (with Canned Chickpeas)

This homemade hummus recipe is extra easy and fast. We use canned chickpeas to make this yummy dip, and then use the liquid in the can to remove all… of… the… oil!

Try this recipe for hummus as a dip, on sandwiches and with your favorite veggies as a wonderful appetizer or snack!

Homemade Hummus Recipe

Homemade Hummus Recipe (with Canned Chickpeas)

Lose Weight By Eating
This Homemade Hummus Recipe is made with canned chickpeas (also know as garbanzo beans).
It makes this recipe for hummus easy and fast… and with my best hummus recipe tips, you'll make the most amazing hummus recipes!
Best of all, there is no olive oil in this homemade hummus recipe! It helps cut 100's of calories!! But if you really love the flavor olive oil adds, just drizzle a little over the top before serving.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine greek
Servings 4 servings
Calories 132 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (15-ounce) can of chickpeas, or garbanzo beans
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Drain the liquid from the can of chickpeas into a bowl or measuring cup.
  • Add the chickpeas, garlic cloves, lemon juice, tahini, and 1/2 of the chickpea liquid to a blender.
  • Add in a pinch of salt and pepper and blend until smooth.
  • Taste and add in more salt and pepper as needed. If you like a creamier or thinner hummus recipe, add in a little more of the chickpea liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time until you have reached your desired consistency.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 5.9gFat: 5.4gSaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 15mgPotassium: 197mgFiber: 4.6gSugar: 2.7gCalcium: 60mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Dip, hummus
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