Two Smooth And Delicious Hummus Recipes That Are Great For Snacking

29 August 2017
 Categories: Food & Cooking, Blog


Hummus is, in so many ways, the perfect snack. It satisfies your cravings with its smooth, creamy texture. You can scoop it up onto anything from carrots to crackers, and it's healthy, too! If you'd like to make your own hummus for snacking or to serve at a party, here are two recipes to try. Each has a different, but equally delectable flavor.

Garlic and Herb Hummus

This garlicky hummus is made with roasted garlic, so it has a sweeter, richer flavor than you might get from your typical garlic hummus. Fresh herbs add some extra layers of flavor.


  • 1 head of fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 2 cups canned chickpeas, drained
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup tahini paste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced finely

Remove the skins from the garlic cloves, and place them in a small roasting dish. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil, and cover the dish. Roast in a 375 degree F oven for 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.

In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, salt, and roasted garlic. Process until the chickpeas are ground into little pieces, and then start drizzling in the olive oil while processing until smooth. When the hummus is smooth and creamy, scoop it out into a bowl and stir in the minced herbs. Let sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour before serving; this allows the flavors to develop.

Spicy Red Pepper Hummus

This red pepper hummus packs quite the kick, but the spiciness is not so strong that it overwhelms the flavor. You can use just half of a jalapeno pepper if you don't want yours quite as spicy.


  • 1 roasted red pepper (canned works well)
  • 2 cups canned chickpeas, drained
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper(seeds and stem removed)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced

Combine the chickpeas, roasted red pepper, lemon juice, salt, and tahini in a food processor. Pulse a few times to chop the chickpeas into smaller pieces. Then, add the olive oil and process until smooth. Remove the hummus from the food processor and transfer it to a bowl. Place the jalapeno peppers in the food processor, and process until chopped finely. Stir the peppers into the hummus, and top the hummus with the fresh parsley before serving. Click here for more.