5 Healthy Hummus Recipe Ideas

With its origin related to Middle East, the hummus is a food of enchanting flavor that already fascinates the whole world. Popularly known as a salad of Arabian cuisine, anyone who has the opportunity to eat hummus passes an unparalleled experience of unforgettable exotic palate. In addition to being extremely easy and quick to do, you will see that it is possible to prepare the hummus in several different ways.

The original Hummus with Tahini recipe

For those who value more for fresh food or for those who have more time, here’s the original recipe.


  • 800 g canned chickpeas (usually 2 cans of 400 g or 4 of 200 g)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, preferably of good quality
  • 4 teaspoons of tahini
  • 1 teaspoon ground salt
  • 1 lemon for the juice


First, remove and reserve all the canned liquid from the cans. Then reserve some chickpeas so that they can be used in finishing the dish

Wash remaining chickpeas in cold water and place in food processor. If you do not have one, you can use a blender.

Add the garlic, tahini, lemon juice and salt in the food processor. Then add 7 tablespoons of the canning liquid

The preparation can be started by turning on the food processor. As the food is processed, add the olive oil gently until all 6 tablespoons have been placed

When the texture is smooth and homogenous, it is ready to serve. Put in a sauce bowl or dish, add over the chickpeas that were reserved and pass a few strands of olive oil. You can finish with parsley leaves (preferably chopped) and a dash of paprika.

Variants of the Hummus recipe

The humus has many variations and can be prepared in several different ways, usually with a little creativity and culinary harmony. Here is our selection of five delicious ways to prepare hummus.

1. Carrot hummus


  • 1 can of 200 g pre-cooked chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons tahine
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste


Wash the carrots well, peel them, cut them into slices and bake at 200 º temperature along with 1 tablespoon olive oil and salt for 1 hour

Add the chickpeas (washed and drained) with the tahine, salt, lemon juice and olive oil in a food processor or blender.

When the carrots are ready, place them in the processor with the other ingredients and beat/mix until they create consistency and homogeneity


2. Beet hummus


  • 1 can of 200 g pre-cooked chickpeas
  • 3 tablespoons tahine
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ chopped onion
  • 150 g grams of pre-cooked beet
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder


After you have thoroughly washed the chickpeas, add them with the other ingredients (except the olive oil) to the food processor and beat until the texture is homogeneous

Put on a plate and then pass a filet of olive oil. It’s ready to serve.

3. Pumpkin hummus


  • 500 g clean pumpkin (you can use any type of pumpkin)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons tahine
  • Pepper of your choice, avoiding the strongest as a finger
  • Chopped fresh parsley
  • Chili to taste


Cut the squash into pieces and place to boil in a pan with a little olive oil and water until tender

Then place it in a food processor with the other ingredients (except chili) and beat until the dough is homogeneous

Put in a suitable container and serve.

4. Black bean hummus


  • 100 g of black beans, preferably organic beans
  • 1 tablespoon of tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 pinch of paprika
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Half lemon juice
  • Parsley or coriander to taste and salt


The beans should be soaked for at least 8 hours and then cooked for another 1 hour

When the beans are cooked and cold, add it to the food processor (or blender) with some of its remaining liquid

Add the remaining ingredients with the beans and only 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Beat until homogeneous

When the mixture is ready it can be put to cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour for there to be flavors release

Then simply serve in a dish or other container and fill with a strand of olive oil.

5. Pea hummus


  • 250 g of pre-cooked peas
  • 2 tablespoons tahine
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 50 g dry tomato
  • Complementary paprika and bread to serve


This preparation is super simple. Add the ingredients to the food processor (only 1 tablespoon olive oil and only 1/3 of the dried tomatoes) and beat for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, until the consistency is smooth and well homogeneous.

Serve in a container and complement with the olive oil and paprika.

The dish (preferably) can be garnished with the rest of the dried tomatoes for a full tasting.

About the Author: Mackenzie Brown

My name is Mackenzie and I hail from London, England. I am passionate about healthy food and exercise. I find myself at the gym 4 to 5 nights each week after work and on weekends when I am not busy volunteering at my local animal shelter. I love to travel, read, and listen to music. I am a huge fan of pop music.