Creamiest Instant Pot Hummus ever – So much better than store bought! Learn how to make creamy homemade hummus with simple ingredients. With really simple tricks, you can make our favourite dip with ease at home. Suitable for Vegan & Gluten Free diets!
Hummus is by far the most popular mediterranean dip, I have known.
Cooked Chickpeas is blended with tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. It is popular among Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines and serve in the side.
It pairs really well with pita bread, cucumber sticks or even slather some inside your wraps.
How to make the Smooth creamy hummus at home?
We love a good hummus at home any time. It is one of the healthier dips , so I always encouraged my daughter to indulge in them. She can get really excited with a bowl of hummus and pita bread.
Until I mastered my recipe for this easiest hummus, my family would pick a tub of hummus every week from the super market. But not any more. We make this delicious houmous at home a couple of times a month. Best Bet – It is made with real simple and healthy ingredients.
To make this simple delicious levantine dip, it all starts with the freshest of the ingredients. Using Good quality ingredients is the key to the best tasty hummus as they can make or break the texture and flavours of dip.
I love to cook Chickpeas in Instant Pot. Start with dried beans or soaked beans – they both taste wonderful. I have got you covered with all the FAQ’s to Instant Pot Chickpeas here.
Should I skin the cooked Chickpeas for a creamier hummus? This is absolutely not required. Process the chickpeas and rest of the ingredients in a high speed blender and you will never skin the chickpeas ever,
What is Hummus?
Let’s talk Hummus today which is also known as hommos, humus or even houmous. If you haven’t heard about it before, let me tell you, Hummus is is a delicious mediterranean dip made with cooked chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, garlic and lemon juice.
Hummus can be easily bought from the Super Market in the chill section. They are so easy to make at home, so how about skipping a trip to the supermarket and make your own.
I am dreaming about Falafels, Tabbouleh, Baba Ghanoush and now this creamy Instant Pot Hummus from scratch. We were lucky to indulge in a lot of these dishes when we last visited Dubai. Here’s top 8 things to do in and around Dubai.
WHY MAKE INSTANT POT CHICKPEAS FOR HUMMUS?
Instant Pot Chickpeas is the way to go. Cooking from dried beans is really cheap and affordable as compared to canned chickpeas anytime.
Let me tell you this Instant Pot hummus is totally recommended as we are going to cook the chickpeas in the Instant Pot without soaking ( NO SOAK CHICKPEAS RECIPE ) . It is just DUMP & START! Add the Chickpeas, water to the Instant Pot.Secure the lid and pressure cook HIGH for 40-50 minutes.
There is no preparation needed as you can see.
However if you like to soak the dried garbanzo before cooking, you can still do it!! I have got you covered in this post here on How to Cook Chickpeas in Instant Pot.
Soaking the Chickpeas brings down the cooking time by nearly half. So you do end up saving on electricity 🙂
I really love making Instant Pot Hummus, because I can decide on the cooking time for a soft texture or firm texture. Our creamiest Instant Pot Hummus requires softer chickpeas, so ensure they are cooked well.
INSTANT POT Hummus Ingredients
Chickpeas or Garbanzo Beans are the essence of the recipe. The cooked chickpeas are blended into a fine paste. You can either use Store bought Canned Chickpeas or make your own at home. Here’s how I cook my chickpeas in the Pressure Cooker!
Tahini Paste is made with seasame seeds. You can use homemade tahini paste or use a good quality store bought tahini paste. For this recipe I have used a store bought one.
Which category of Hummus lover are you ? Hummus with Tahini or Hummus without Tahini. Raise your hands up.. To make Hummus without Tahini, just add all the ingredients to the chickpeas puree
Tahini does adds a zesty tangy flavor, so a lot of people really love it. I do love it too 🙂
Fresh Lemon Juice is the key! Ready made lemon juice does not give you that quality in your hummus.
Garlic Cloves – Use fresh garlic for this recipe. Garlic puree has a preservative that can alter the flavor of the houmous. Some people like to go overboard with garlic, whilst some love it just enough.
Olive Oil – adds that feeling of richness and luxury to your hummus. Don’t skip the step where you add them to your blender to mix it well.
We also love to go a bit overboard by drizzling on the top.
Cumin Powder adds amazing flavours to the hummus. I can’t think of leaving them out.
Apart from the classic hummus, add seasonal ingredients to flavor them. I like to add Beetroot to my Beet Hummus , Avocado in my Avocado Hummus. You can add some Red Pepper, Pinenuts and Sumac too for variation.
Add Jalapenos for heat and you have Jalapeno Hummus.
HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT HUMMUS ?
Everyone has their own way of making this dip. Honestly, I have also got my spin on the recipe.
This recipe is really simple to make.
It uses simple fresh 7 ingredients in the recipe with 4 basic steps
- Cook chickpeas aka garbanzo beans
- Blend Tahini, garlic and lemon Juice
- Add Olive Oil, Salt, Chickpeas, Cumin, water and blend until smooth.
- Season & garnish.
To make a good Hummus dip, it all starts with Chickpeas.
Cook the Chickpeas in the Instant Pot – Place the chickpeas with a bayleaf and water. Cook in the IP for 50 minutes,
Blend Tahini Blend the garlic, lemon juice and tahini until you have a smooth paste.
Add Chickpeas Add the cooked chickpeas when it is still hot, salt, olive oil into the high speed blender and process until smooth.Some people like creamy thick hummus but I like it creamy and ultra fluffy. Add 1/2 a cup of water or chickpeas stock to the blender to achieve the consistency you like. If needed add another 2 -3 tbsp at a time.
To serve INSTANT POT HUMMUS – drizzle lots of olive oil before serving and sprinkle some paprika powder or sumac.
More Easy Hummus Recipes for you to try
INSTANT POT HUMMUS RECIPE
- 1 cup dried beans
- 2 bay leaf
- 3 cup water
- 3 Cup Cooked Chickpeas
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp tahini paste
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup cooking liquid or water.
- 2 garlic clove minced
- 1/2 - 1 tsp cumin powder
- 4 tablespoons Olive Oil EVOO
- Salt to taste
- Paprika or Sumac
- Parsley leaves
- Olive Oil
INSTANT POT CHICKPEAS - HOW TO COOK CHICKPEAS WITH NO SOAKING
Place 1 cup Chickpeas, bayleaf and 3 cup of water to the innerpot of Instant Pot.
Secure the lid. Turn the Venting Knob to sealing position.
Pressure Cook HIGH 50 MINUTES & Naturally Pressure Release 20 MINUTES.
Discard the bayleaf. Drain the cooking liquid and set aside.
BLEND TAHINI, GARLIC AND LEMON JUICE
To a blender jar, add tahini paste, lemon juice and garlic. Blend until smooth.
ADD COOKED CHICKPEAS, CUMIN POWDER, COOKING LIQUID & OLIVE OIL
Add the cooked chickpeas, olive oil, salt, cooking liquid, cumin powder and blend. Start at a low speed and gradually increase to High. Blend until you have a smooth consistency.
If needed add another 2 -3 table spoon of the cooking liquid.
Taste and season with more salt.
GARNISH & SEASONING
Transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, Garnish with paprika and serve!