Thursday, February 11, 2016

Homemade Oil-Free Blender Hummus

There is really nothing like homemade hummus...I mean making hummus from dried garbanzo beans that you cooked yourself! This version was adapted from the beautiful Susan Voisin's recipe. It came out smooth, creamy, and amazing!

Step 1: Rinse and Drain 1 pound of dry garbanzo beans
Step 2: Place them in your electric pressure cooker with 8 cups of water
Step 3: Cook on high pressure for 35 minutes with NATURAL release
Step 4: When the beans have cooled a bit (and you can open the top of your pressure cooker), measure out 3 cups of the beans from the pressure cooker and place them in your high-speed blender with 1 cup of the cooking liquid. You can refrigerate or freeze the remaining bean and aquafaba (cooking liquid) for another use.
Step 5: Add the following to the blender...
3 cloves of garlic
2 chunks of roasted pepper
2 T. tahini
3 T lemon juice
1 t. cumin powder
1/4 t. smoked paprika
1/4 t. ancho or chipotle chili powder
3/4 t. salt

Blend until very smooth and serve with baked pita chips!


  1. Hi...with the tahini it is not oil free ☺

    1. I beg to differ. Tahini is not oil. Oil is a processed food that lacks fiber and nutrients. That is not the case with Tahini.

    2. I agree. But you can leave out the tahini and it's still delish!