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Addicting Simple 3 Step Hummus

on August 24, 2020
last updated September 28, 2021
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This Simple 3 Step Hummus combines the earthiness of Tahini, nuttiness of chickpeas, and freshness of lemon to make an addicting hummus that you just can't stop snacking on.
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This dip is the definition of moreish. I mean Addicting Simple 3 Step Hummus—it’s in the name. Super easy to make, natural and healthy ingredients, and an incredible flavor and texture to make you keep coming back for more.

Easily one of my favorite naturally vegan dips, this healthy hummus is also naturally gluten-free.

Does anyone else just love the act of dipping? The taste is AWESOME, of course. But the act of physically dipping your chosen vessel into a bowl of garbanzo goodness is what makes it.

It’s great with pretzels. chips. cucumber. But also amazing on sandwiches and burgers. It’s a dip and a spread!

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Simple 3 Step Hummus Tips & Tricks

Save That Chickpea Water

For two reasons: 1, that chickpea water is called aquafaba and can be used in some great recipes. Try it in this Rich Vegan Dark Chocolate Oreo Pie.

And 2, and maybe even more importantly, you may want to add some to your hummus depending on your desired texture.

I actually like it a little bit grainy, but if you want a smoother, creamier dip, add some extra aquafaba, about 1 teaspoon at a time, until you get the consistency you want.

Green Tip: Always avoid food waste when you can! Instead of throwing away your chickpea water, use some to make your hummus creamier, or use it in another recipe altogether!

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Make It Your Own

This is the go-to classic hummus recipe that I also use as a base for whatever flavor I’m in the mood for. Start with this recipe and add whatever you like. Roasted red peppers, toasted pine nuts, pesto… chocolate? Maybe not.

But, seriously, go for it! Follow this recipe and then throw in your other favorite add-ins to make it your own!

Freeze It For Later

Once made, this hummus should be enjoyed within a week, but you can freeze it for up to 6 months. Thaw it in the refrigerator and then eat it in 5-7 days.

This Simple 3 Step Hummus is another dip I can’t live without. Check out some of my other favorite dip recipes: guacamole, queso, and beer cheese!

Addicting Simple 3 Step Hummus

5 from 6 votes
Recipe by Marley Goldin Course: SnacksCuisine: Mediterranean


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This Simple 3 Step Hummus combines the earthiness of Tahini, nuttiness of chickpeas, and freshness of lemon to make an addicting hummus that you just can’t stop snacking on.


  • 15.5 ounces (1 can) garbanzo beans

  • 1/4 cup tahini

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 – 2 tablespoons aquafaba (chickpea water)

  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

  • extra olive oil and parsley for garnish (optional)


  • Drain your garbanzo beans, but save the water (aquafaba) and juice your lemon.
  • Add chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper and 1 tablespoon of aquafaba (chickpea water) to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. If needed, add just a little bit more aquafaba at a time, blending until desired consistency is reached.
  • Garnish with olive oil and parsley and serve as a healthy dip or spread.

Pro Tips

  • This recipe is a great base for any flavored hummus. Add roasted red peppers, pine nuts, pesto—it can handle anything!
  • Don’t forget to save your aquafaba to use for this Rich Vegan Dark Chocolate Oreo Pie!

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Hummus Frequently Asked Questions

Does hummus go bad?

Fresh hummus should be stored in the refrigerator and consumed within 3-5 days. Store-bought hummus often has extra preservatives and will contain a “sell by” or “best by” date, and is usually safe to eat for up to a week after that date.

How can you tell when hummus goes bad?

When hummus goes bad, there is usually visible white mold on top and a strong sour smell.

Does hummus have gluten?

Hummus is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.


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8 thoughts on “Addicting Simple 3 Step Hummus”

  1. This hummus is totally creamy and delicious!! It only takes a few minutes to make – the perfect snack!

  2. Carole Leader Kaye

    Made this in my Cuisinart andI can hostly say that my husband thought it was the best hummus he had tasted in a long while. Thanks!

  3. The best hummus I’ve ever made!! It can be on the table in literally 2 minutes and costs way less than store bought!

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