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The 9 Best Hummus Recipes (and homemade ezekiel chips)

I love hummus simply because it is so darn yummy. I eat it almost daily in one way or an other. It turns out that hummus is much more than a tasty snack.

Hummus has been a long time favorite for health enthusiasts and here is why:
 
 

Health Benefits of Hummus


 

  • Hummus is high in fiber that slows digestion and keeps blood sugar levels from rising too quickly.
  • Chickpeas contain iron and manganese that keep our energy levels up and our blood healthy. Chickpeas are also a complete protein and a healthy source of carbohydrates.
  • Olive oil is a wonderful source of healthy fats. Healthy fats are extremely important because they help us keep our hair, skin, and nails healthy. They are also great for weight loss.
  • Tahini is also high in protein and is a great source of calcium.
  • Garlic – studies have shown that garlic is extremely important for warding off colds, cancer prevention, heart disease prevention, and fighting infection.

 

 
Hummus is great as a dip. You can bring it to work, have it as a snack for the kids or bring it to a party and it always fits. It is one of those things everyone loves! Here are some places I use hummus that goes beyond just dip:
 

Where to Use Hummus:

 

 

  1. In place of mayo – I use hummus to “butter” my bread, as the mayo in my sandwich and on my wraps. You can use hummus anywhere you need a good spread (see below my awesome pin wheel wraps using hummus).
  2. Dip for chopped fresh veggies – yes, I know that you know this one, but shake it up and try one of the new hummus recipes I have listed below.
  3. Chips and dip – oh man! This is the best. No guilt, all good. See the recipe below.
  4. As a salad dressing – I use my garlic hummus recipe as a creamy creaser salad dressing. Just add a couple tbsp to your next chicken salad and bam you have a chicken ceasar salad you can feel great about eating.
  5. Sliced chicken breasts or healthy chicken nuggets – use hummus as a dip for your sliced baked chicken breast or healthy chicken nuggets (yes, they are possible, I will blog about them later). You could even make stuffed chicken breasts with spinach and hummus.

Chickpeas or Garbonzo Beans are so versatile. They can be used for savory or sweet recipes. Check out below for a list of savoury, unique ways to use chickpeas and some surprising sweet ways to use chickpeas:
 

Savoury Chickpea Recipes

 

Sweet Chickpea Recipes

For many more Unique Chickpea Recipes click here.
 

Hummus Recipes

Here are my 9 favorite hummus recipes, my Party Pleasing Pin-wheels (or sushi wraps) and my Unreal Baked Ezekiel Chips:
 

Amy’s Garlic Hummus

 

 
This is another one of my stand-by snacks!  I have always loved hummus but making your own beats any store-bought.  You can spice this up by adding cayenne pepper.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Can Chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 Cup Chickpea Water (from can)
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Tamari
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 3 tbsp Tahini (sesame butter)
  • Splash of Lemon Juice

Puree all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add the Chickpea water slowly and as needed to make the hummus the right consistency.
 

 

Red Pepper Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 1 Can Chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 Cup Chickpea Water (from can)
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 3 tbsp Tahini (sesame butter)
  • Splash of Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers

Puree all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add the Chickpea water slowly and as needed to make the hummus the proper consistency. Add roasted red peppers and blend until desired texture (I like to have chunks of the red pepper). Garnish with parsley.
 

Peanut Butter Hummus

 

 
Great for children! (and adults alike!) High in protein and fiber.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 4 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tbsp sea salt

Directions: Puree all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. If you find this to thick add some more warm water.
 

Creamy Greek Yogurt Hummus

(lower in fat)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Can Chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Tahini (sesame butter)
  • Splash of Lemon Juice

Puree all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
 

Chipotle Hummus

 

 
Ingredients:

  • 1 Can Chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 Cup Chickpea Water (from can)
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp canned chipotle chilies, diced
  • 3 tbsp of Lemon Juice

Puree all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add the Chickpea water slowly and as needed to make the hummus the right consistency.
 

Artichoke Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 can artichoke hearts
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Directions: Puree all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
 

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 1 Can Chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Garlic Cloves
  • 3 tbsp sun dried tomatoes in oil
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 2 tbsp of Lemon Juice

Puree all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
 

Hot and Light Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup fat-free plain greek yogurt
  • 1 can drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic,
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Pinch paprika

Puree all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
 

Lime Chipotle Hummus

 

 
Ingredients:

  • 1 Can Chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp chipotle spice
  • 2 tbsp of lime Juice

Puree all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

Garnish with a slice of lime on top and some chipotle sprinkled lightly over top.
 

Creamy Cheese and Chive Dip

Full recipe here.


 

Pin Wheel Veggie Wraps
(or Sushi Wraps)

 

 
These are perfect for a quick meal, lunch on the go, healthy snack for the little ones in your family and are amazing to do up a large platter and bring to your next party or event. Everyone will love this guilt-free, healthy appetizer. I could hardly get a picture of these little bad boys… My hubby and I were ready to eat them as soon as they were cut. These are so easy… you have to make them this week.

Ingredients:

  • Cucumber
  • Red pepper
  • Avocado
  • Homemade Hummus
  • Ezekiel Wraps

 

 
Directions:

  1. On Ezekiel wrap (or 100% Whole Grain wrap), spread hummus (over half the wrap).
  2. Cut red and orange peppers into long thin slices, place the peppers on the wrap (on the hummus side) in a single layer laying them length-wise in the same direction.
  3. Thinly slice cucumbers and add them length-wise the peppers and hummus. Then roll the wraps length-wise. Add some small pieces of chopped avocado if you choose.
  4. Cut off the ends (your snack while cooking) and then cut the rest of the wrap into 1-inch rounds. Place rounds flat on a serving tray. Make sure if you are bringing them to a party you make lots, they are a hit!

 

 

 
Home made Ezekiel chips (or brown rice wraps – to make these gluten free) are quick to make and are the best chips I have ever eaten. This is an original recipe that I came up with by accident and I am so happy that I did. They are crunchy, spicy and delicious.
 

 
Ingredients:

  • 2 Ezekiel wraps (or brown rice wraps – to make these gluten free)
  • Franks hot sauce with a lime flavor
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 F.
  2. Take one of your wraps and place it on a baking sheet or stone. Drizzle with olive oil, then with hot sauce.
  3. Take the second wrap and place on top of the oiled/hot sauced wrap. (like a sandwich)
  4. Smooth them around spreading the oil and hot sauce evenly to both wraps.
  5. Cut the sandwiched wraps into chip sized slices.
  6. Peel chip slices apart and place sauce side up on your baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 8 minutes (*be sure to set a timer and keep an eye on these chips. I can not tell you how many times I have burned mine and they are so darn good you will be mad at yourself).
  8. Remove from the oven, place on a plate along with your hummus and enjoy your dipping!
  9. Share with a friend and experience true, guilt-free chips.

 

 

 

 

 

 
I hope you enjoyed my hummus recipes, pin wheel wraps and chips. These are some great recipes that you will be using often so make sure to bookmark them. Please come back after you try them and comment below! I love hearing from you!
 

What is your favorite use for Hummus?

 


  • http://www.pampersandpinot.com Kristy

    I love hummus too! Thanks so much for visiting on my SITS Day!

    • http://www.damyhealth.com Amy Layne

      Thanks Kristy!

      I loved visiting! Hope you had a great day! Come back often!

  • Christina

    I had brown rice yesterday and was looking for something to ‘flavor’ it instead of soya sauce… I put a little bit of hummus in it and it tasted great! :)

    • http://www.damyhealth.com Amy Layne

      Such a great idea!!! I am going to try that!
      I love taking some onion, red peppers, frying them up in some olive oil and adding them to my rice. I also love hot sauce and mrs. dash…lol

  • http://twitter.com/DishNutrish Jessica Howells

    This is perfect timing! I was planning on making some hummus this weekend!

  • http://twitter.com/DishNutrish Jessica Howells

    This is perfect timing! I was planning on making some hummus this weekend!

    • http://www.damyhealth.com Amy Layne

      That is wonderful! let me know how it all turns out!

  • Scarlettfudge

    I made the hummus, the wraps and the baked chips. My whole family loves all of it, as do I – thanks so much.

    • http://www.damyhealth.com Amy Layne

      Oh that makes me so happy!! I love to hear that!! I love these recipe so much! I love being able to share them all with you guys! Thank you for sharing!! Let me know if you try anything else and what the family thinks! Have a great day!

  • Heatherlegere

    Can’t wait to try these chips! and hummus to go with! The candied roasted chickpeas were delightful! I’m trying the spicy ones tomorrow!

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  • Guest

    Chickpeas on their own are not a complete protein. Chickpeas + the sesame seeds in tahini are a complete protein, but not chickpeas on their own. Go hummus. 

  • Amy

    Tried the chips tonight. They are WONDERFUL!  My whole family liked them, picky kids and all. I ended up using the entire bag of wraps. I was worried about the hot sauce since I don’t like the taste of it, but it blends so well that had I not made them I wouldn’t have known it was there. Thanks for the great recipes!

    • http://www.damyhealth.com Amy Layne

      SO great to hear Amy! Thank you so much for sharing and trying the recipe!! Have a great weekend! 

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  • Guest

    my first time making hummus and even though i didnt follow the recipe exactly (i couldnt find tahini in my local market), it came out sooo tasty. healthier and cheaper than purchasing it already made at the store (im vegan so i go through ALOT of hummus). my second time making homemade baked chips and i have to say these turned out amazing, ive never though of putting hot sauce on them! Thank you so much for posting!!

    • Guest

      *a lot

    • http://www.damyhealth.com Amy Layne

      Aren’t they great!? So happy you loved them and thank you for the comment love! 

  • Lindsey

    Thank you for sharing! Sun dried tomato hummus turned out great! Excited to try all the others (and chips!)

    • http://www.damyhealth.com Amy Layne

      You are so welcome!! Thank you for the comment love!!! 

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  • Diana

    The Greek yogurt hummus turned out delicious, creamy just like I wanted!

    • http://www.damyhealth.com Amy Layne

      Wonderful! Thank you for sharing!!! 

  • Audrey

    I had some left over pesto and added it to my hummus, yummmmmmy!

    • http://www.damyhealth.com Amy Layne

      Great idea!! I love that! Hope you have a great weekend!!! 

  • Deby Skawinski

    I do the same thing with Ezekiel pita (prophet bread) and garlic powder. Makes GREAT pita chips!

  • Kpro54

    Why oh  why call them chick peas when we have a perfectly good name like garbonzos.

  • Farmatt

    Awesome. Posted to my F/B with good PR! Thank you.

    • http://www.damyhealth.com Amy Layne

      Thank so much :) 

  • Guest

    if you want hummus soup try the first recipe…..

  • McPenguin

    Just made the Greek Yogurt Hummus (with slight variations – I used tahini because I had no sesame oil, and a full teaspoon of cayenne, because I like spicy) and it was wonderful. Can’t wait to try the rest!

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  • 2sfoster

    Where do you find Tahini in the grocery store?

  • Brnidgl

    I found Tahini at Winn Dixie by the sauces.

  • Denise

    Thank you! making the chips tonight to accompany tabouli and roasted red pepper hummus. Great idea

    • http://www.damyhealth.com Amy Layne

      Thank you!! I hope you are having a great day! 

  • Dmerrit

    Hello,
    The Pin Wheel Veggie Wraps recipe says on step 4 “(while cooking)”, but there are no direction for the cooking part.
    Thanks

  • goodstuff_hally

    The Ezekiel wraps are AMAZING! So easy, fast and delicious. Thanx for sharing..

    • http://www.damyhealth.com Amy Layne

      Thank you!! Hope you are having a great day!

  • Sara

    Recipie worked out awesome, didn’t have any red peppers on hand but a medium spicy salsa mixed in really well with the hummus to give it some kick

    • http://www.damyhealth.com Amy Layne

      SO great to hear!!! Hope you are having a great day!

  • Erin

    we have a sesame allergy at our school – if I leave out the tahini to make this safe for school what should I put in there instead?

    • http://www.damyhealth.com Amy Layne

      Yes! I often make hummus with just olive oil! It works out great! You will love it!

  • Nicole

    Could you use something other than hot sauce?? Not a big fan of spice. Thanks!!

    • http://www.damyhealth.com Amy Layne

      Hey Nicole! You can just skip the hot sauce and your sea salt or spice! They will turn out great :)

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  • radioactiv8

    Amazing, I always buy store bought hummus but these recipes look delish. Now I need to invest in a food processor then I’m set. Thanks so much :-)

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  • Arshia

    love the ideas, can’t wait to try the ezekiel chips!

    • http://www.damyhealth.com Amy Layne

      They are so yummy! You will love them :) Enjoy

  • OD1

    My favorite is a jalapeño and celantro hummus. Oh so good with just a little kick.

  • Mandy

    What size can of chick peas do you use?

  • Mandy

    What size can of chick peas do you use?

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  • Briana

    What if you don’t have a food processor, can you use a blender?

  • Amateur

    Can you store the chips?

  • Amateur

    Can you store the chips?

  • Amateur

    Can you store the chips?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003331950552 Dannette C. Key

    I love Hummus, I use it as a spread in place of butter and as a dipping sauce. I never used to like Hummus but after a friend made me a pita sandwich and used hummus as the spread, I’ve never looked back. It was the best Steak pita I have ever had.

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  • Southernbelle

    I made the Tamari hummus with 2 tbls of Tamari it’s a but strong…and I love Tamari other than that it’s quite tasty the tortilla chips are uh mazing!!!

  • Craig

    How can anyone stand Franks hotsauce. Not this Texan; Chalula is the better, homemade is best!

    • whogivesafuck

      Thanks for your opinion, Craig.

    • uno

      I can lovingly stand Frank’s Craig. And we have cholula, sriracha, and a whole mess of others in our fridge.

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  • NanaBonnie

    May have missed it somewhere, but what is the portion size?

  • Peg

    I would love to print these recipes. How so? Thanks

    • I_Fortuna

      Hi, here is how to print these recipes: Hold your left button on your mouse down and highlight the text you want to print, then right click your mouse and click “copy”, open your word program, right click and click on “paste”, save your document and print. Copy in small paragraphs and without images and it will same time and ink. Easy peasy!

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  • Minniemouse06

    If you don’t want burnt chips, cook on 400 degrees for 6 minutes. And they are delicious with your hummus.

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  • Uno

    wow. I’m a longtime vegan and now on a low salt/sugar/oil diet which has been very good for me and my family. I’ve been making no oil added hummus for awhile and haven’t been pleased with the results. I’ve just made the lime chipotle hummus (no oil added as the exception) and it turned out very good. And i’ve been looking for some time for a good recipe. nice job!!

    • http://www.damyhealth.com Amy Layne

      So glad you loved them!

      • uno

        i have. and thanks. you rock. this change isn’t easy, but you have helped us out and i appreciate it!!

    • Ruca Rox

      I once made a roasted red pepper and garlic hummus without oil or tahini and it turned out fantastic. It was an experiment so no recipe. I used 4 roasted red bells, 4 cloves roasted garlic, 1 raw garlic, a splash of lemon and vegetable juice (in place of oil). The juice from the beans works well too. I also seasoned it with black pepper and cheyenne. I used one of the bells for garnish on top. I cook my own chic peas in bulk so I don’t remember how much I used. Just add them slowly to tweek the right consistency.

      • uno

        Ruca, thanks for the head’s up. i shall give this recipe a whirl as well. perhaps you really do Rox…lol

  • Melissa

    What meal option do these spicy nacho chips count for? (plain…without any dip)

    • http://www.damyhealth.com Amy Layne

      Hey Melissa! You can have one wrap worth at lunch for your healthy carb option OR you can have 1/2 wrap worth with 1/4 hummus and 1 cup veggies for meal 2 or 4. I hope you are having a great day!

  • yurikleb

    A machine that wipes hummus!!!
    http://youtu.be/h0IzrGUK3LU

  • Cindy

    Where do we find Ezekial Wraps? I’ve heard of Ezekial bread but not the wraps.

    • uno

      health food stores tend to stock em.

    • http://www.damyhealth.com Amy Layne

      Hi Cindy! In BC we get them at Donald’s Market but they should be available at any Whole Foods.

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