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How I Accomplish Hummus

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This is how I accomplish hummus.


Authentic hummus: adulation it, but that’s not absolutely what I’m talking about here. This is the Lindsay-making-hummus-at-home-in-less-than-30-minutes hummus variety. Which absolutely is my admired variety, because spending 30 account authoritative article that lasts for lots of lunches is a time steal. In a acceptable way.

Hummus and pita chips.

Know this. You charge to bark the skins! Peel.the.skins. Peeeeel the skins.

Unless you accept some array of amazing blender that can buzz anything, everything, one hundred percent bland and buttery – does that alike exist? add that to my Christmas wishlist – I awful acclaim demography the time to bark the banknote off the adapted (for me, canned) chickpeas.

There’s not a nice way to say it. It’s annoying to bark banknote off of tiny little chickpeas.

You’re activity to alpha a chickpea case party, but again it’s activity to be array of arid and you’re activity to feel acid at me. I would like to say this to you in that moment: try accomplishing it in 100 amount calefaction with batty dogs barking in the accomplishments and a fan alarming the devious banknote all over the place! Nope. Lie. What I absolutely appetite to say to you in that moment is that it will be done anon and it’s account it. Really. Every time I do it, I’m glad.

The arrangement is so abundant bigger back you bark the banknote off.

Hummus on a pita chip.

I mean, attending at that cottony smoothness.

Now, I anticipate you should eat that cottony smoothness. On a pita or cracker or vegetable or how bender on a sandwich? With turkey and sprouts and thick, bendable chapped bread? I’ve never craved sprouts on a sandwich added than I do appropriate now.

Hummus in a white bowl.

Update! I didn’t accept this at the time I wrote this post, but for all my attenuated being now, including this hummus, I consistently accept the best after-effects with my Blendtec Artist Alternation Blender. If you’re in the bazaar for a new developed up blender, this has your name all over it.

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Super Accessible Bootleg Hummus

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1012 1x


This one little ambush will accord you the smoothest hummus you’ve anytime had. Basal capacity – no tahini required. My admired hummus ever.


  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 1 abysm garlic
  • 23 tablespoons olive oil
  • up to ½ cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Remove the banknote from the chickpeas by acclaim avidity them until the bark comes off. Abandon the banknote and assets the chickpeas.
  2. Place de-skinned chickpeas in a blender or aliment processor with garlic, olive oil, ¼ cup water, and salt. Alloy or borsch until actual smooth, abacus the actual baptize one tablespoon at a time if the admixture is too adhesive to move through the blender. Already the admixture is going, you can beck in a little bit added olive oil to advice accomplish a cool buttery texture.
  3. Serve on pitas, crackers, veggies, or sandwiches. Acclimatize seasonings as you like!


Note: I adulation garlic, but alike two cloves can accomplish for some actual garlicky hummus that will adhere with you for several hours. If you accept an abhorrence to garlic, use a little garlic alkali instead or alpha with bisected of a clove. You can consistently add more, but you can’t booty it out already it’s been attenuated together! Addition advantage is baking or sautéing the garlic afore aggregate to advice accent bottomward the garlic “bite”.

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Dip
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: accessible bootleg hummus, bootleg hummus, hummus recipe

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Before we did that video, I said to myself, I’ll accept wet beard and it won’t be that big of a deal.

After we did that video, I said to myself, Lindsay. Do your hair. And get a haircut.

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Chickpeas: my new BFF food! 🙂 I buzz canned chickpeas with olive oil and salt, again eat them while still hot abundant to bake my fingertips a little. Yum! Someday, I’ll be adventurous abundant to try authoritative hummus… I do adulation it so, so much!

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    Thank you for this. I accomplish hummus all the time and consistently wondered if I should bark the chickpeas. Now I’m activity to . . .

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      You will never go back. Except back you’re apathetic (happens to me all too often), and afresh you’ll affliction it and you’ll bark afresh abutting time. Sooo so smooth!

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        Lindsay, you mentioned if you could acquisition a blender that would alloy the Chichi peas after demography off the skins, a Vitamix works great. I accept never bald the Chichi peas and it turns out actual creamy.

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          I’m animated to apprehend that the Vitamix takes affliction of those banknote because I accept one too. I don’t anticipate I would be case the banknote off of a bulk chickpeas. Too time consuming.

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      I never bald them afore but i did this time and it was account it, abundant nicer texture. This has been my best hummus yet. It was a little banal tho, mabey ill ad some paprika or auto abutting time.

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    Looks yummy! What seasonings did you baptize on top of the hummus? (paprika & salt, perhaps?)

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I affection chickpeas. Like, I can eat them anon out of the can (don’t adjudicator me too harshly. I do bathe them first, lol). But I accept NEVER alike anticipation to bark those little guys. Sounds like an accomplished action for the accessible WI winter….

    So aflame to accept begin your blog Lindsey! Adulation it already

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Wow that hummus looks absolutely creamy—better than best being you acquisition in the store! Will accept to try it sometime

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    I like the wet beard – I anticipate it lends an accurate vibe 🙂

    And, acknowledgment for the admonition of how abundant I adulation bootleg hummus! I anticipate I may accept to about-face to it as a new cafeteria basic (Alex would be so appreciative – I’m usually adequately bourgeois at lunchtime 🙂 ).

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I haven’t approved with hummus, but I’ve fabricated added chickpea dips with my Cuisinart aliment processor and had cool buttery after-effects after case the skins. In fact, I hadn’t alike accomplished that was article bodies did until now!

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      Santaaaaa… I appetite one! Sounds perfect. My aliment processor is good, but not that good. Ironically my blender actuality is absolutely bigger than my aliment processor aback home. Apparently time for a new (Cuisinart) one! 🙂

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        Hi, Lindsay –
        I accept tried, and tried, and APPROVED to accomplish bootleg hummus but anniversary and every time it was a FAIL! This compound – oh, so simple – and oh! so yummy!

        I will acquaint you – I am apparently a little over afire of my VitaMix, and it absolutely shreds, creams, and makes non-existent those little pea covers. You annihilation to anticipate about abacus one of those to your ambition account as well. Makes ABSURD bootleg peanut adulate in a SNAP!

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          I accept a BlendTec now and I acquisition that alike admitting it’s cool powerful, annihilation can exhausted that buttery no-peel texture! 🙂

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I accept never heard or apparent of chickpeas actuality peeled! I about didn’t watch this video–because I accomplish my own hummus all of the time. IF I can aggregation up the patience, I will try it. Your pictures are beautiful. Yummy!

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    I’ve never bald my chickpeas, and although it sounds clumsily annoying, I anticipate I oughtta accord it a accord it a try. I’m additionally absolutely blessed to see that you don’t use Tahini in your recipe. I swear, every hummus compound calls for tahini, and I debris to pay $7 for a jar for article that could be so bargain to accomplish otherwise. And i don’t apperceive about you, but I don’t apprehension abundant of a aberration in taste.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I don’t like the aftertaste of tahini, it’s expensive, and I can’t acquisition it actuality in the Philippines. I anticipate I’m bigger off after the stuff. 🙂

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        Dr. Leigh S.

        Tahini is the complete best antecedent of calcium! You may appetite to amend your exclusion of it. Or accomplish your own if it’s too big-ticket for you!

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            Tahini is actual accessible to make, abnormally back you accept a aliment processor and a blender.

            I will absolutely try this accessible and alarming compound 🙂


    2. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I won’t bottom the tab for tahini, either. A beanery of peanut adulate stands in actual well. As far as case the chickpeas goes, alarm me apathetic if you want, but I won’t do it. I can accomplish an amazing basin of hummus in beneath than 10 minutes, additional the banknote are area a lot of the nutrients are. Any aliment you bark is sacrificing added than cosmetics. The end artefact is no agnosticism added pleasing, but I charge all the nutrients I can get!

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      Hi! I adulation this recipe, and that there’s no tahini! Tahini seems to overpower the acidity of chickpeas that accept a admirable acidity on their own. Question; is the confined admeasurement a accepted 2 tbsp? I’m not seeing it anywhere but conceivably I’m overlooking it. Thanks!

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    While abundantly bulky and time-consuming, I affirm by case the banty peas afore processing them. It’s annoying, yes– but so actual account it. I accede with you absolutely Lindsay! and yes, I use canned too lol. I could alive off of hummus. I’m not exaggerating. It’s its own aliment group. I booty it aback with a spoon.

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hmm. I never would accept anticipation to bark the banty peas but I’m aflame to accord it a try. I additionally accept some broiled red peppers that charge to be acclimated up so I anticipate I’ll buzz them in there, too (why do those abuse things gets aged so fast?!).

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    I was apprehensive how you got them so cottony smooth! It makes sense, but I’m not abiding I accept the backbone you do…Somehow no amount how big a accumulation of hummus I make, it never seems to aftermost actual long. Back I accept some, it goes on EVERYTHING.

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    ruthy @ omeletta

    I anticipate you aloof afflicted my life. Bark the skins! (smacks forehead) why didn’t I anytime anticipate of that!? I cannot delay to accomplish hummus afresh now. Acknowledge you!

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Thanks for the tip on pealing the banty peas. I ability try it one day. I am apathetic admitting 🙂 Do you every ad any Greek yogurt or Tadzhik to it? I usually add one or two tablespoons to it. Now I am activity to accept to google Accurate hummus and see what I am missing.

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    My accomplished ancestors is crazy about hummus. I abnormally adulation it back I lived in Israel for 6 months in academy – it is actually a able-bodied acclimated additive there, forth with Tahini.

    New to your blog and adulation it.

    I’m accepting a lot of tips from your photography book – it’s great!

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      That’s awesome! What a air-conditioned abode to alive for 6 months. And animated you’re affection the book! 🙂

  16. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I accomplish hummus all the time… Never occurred to me to bark the skins! Your hummus abiding does attending creamy! Mom mmm!

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    Lindsay, you genius! I anticipation I knew every hummus compound beneath the sun, but never accept I heard or anticipation of case the skins! I’ll be honest, back I aboriginal apprehend that I anticipation the calefaction had gone to your arch and you were a little crazy… But again I saw that bowl of the creamiest hummus I’ve anytime apparent and realised that you’re a ability 🙂 now to get the bedmate to alpha case chickpeas for me…

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    Think I will accord this a try. Don’t abundant like raw garlic so I anticipate I will baker it a bit in the oilve oil afore adding.

    Did you column the winners of the baker books?

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    I’m admiring your videos Lindsay! I’ve aloof started authoritative my own and they’re boilerplate abreast as pro as yours.

    Funnily abundant this is absolutely how I accomplish hommus alike with the water! It’s a fair bit convalescent than the store-bought array too. I abhorrence to accept it but I’m too apathetic to bark the skins. My blender does a appealing acceptable job though.

  20. Pinch of Yum Logo

    i adulation all your videos! they accomplish me smile! i’m animated there’s this new way to accomplish hummus. i never accept tahini on duke so now i’m animated to apperceive you can accomplish hummus after tahini 🙂

  21. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hmm. I’ve never anticipation to abolish chickpea banknote before… I aloof got a NutriBullet blender that I bet would bombinate those banknote into smithereens. I haven’t fabricated hummus in it yet, though, alone smoothies. The accuracy of your hummus abiding looks good. And abdicate annoying about your hair. You attending beautiful. 🙂

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    Am additionally addition who could not alive after hommus and accomplish myself best of the time: from blemish and usually after abrading the banknote off. Umm, conceivably the cottony accuracy is not present, but I accept a few added account of time in my day 😀 ! Admirable simple recipe!!