Nothing beats a simple hummus and this one is creamy, rich and full of flavour. It takes only 5 minutes to make with only 6 ingredients and one blender plus it is much more satisfying when you make your own.

I love hummus, it’s pretty much a staple food in my household and there’s the classic vegan joke that it is basically one of our main food groups! I think I agree… it goes with anything and everything and instantly adds a wow factor to a boring meal. It also adds a bit of satiating oomph to a meal thanks to the protein in the chickpeas and the healthy fats in the tahini. It’s an all-round crowd-pleaser.

Simple and Creamy Hummus
Simple and Creamy Hummus

While I love a flavoursome and more interesting take on the chickpea-based dip, you can’t beat the simplicity of plain hummus. That said, this Simple and Creamy Hummus is anything but plain and ordinary, it has so much of the classic hummus flavour but is a bit lighter as I don’t use much oil

The secret to the creamy smooth texture is thanks to the aquafaba – the reserved liquid in the chickpea tin. It whips up in the dip to add a wonderful thickness and gorgeous texture plus it means less wastage! It’s flavoured simply with lime juice for tang, ground cumin for the beloved hummus flavour and garlic for some good old garlic-y-ness. You can use 1 large fresh garlic clove instead of the granules if you can tolerate raw garlic well and the flavour will be more powerful.

Spread it, dip into it, spoon it, dollop it, smear it, devour it. Any which way you enjoy this hummus – go for it! If you’re looking for some more adventurous flavours, try my Smoked Red Pepper and Walnut Hummus, Edamame and Artichoke Hummus or Chocolate and Tahini Hummus.

Edamame and Artichoke Hummus
Edamame and Artichoke Hummus

This Simple and Creamy Hummus is dreamy, creamy (as the name suggests) and packed full of delicious classic hummus flavour. It is simple and cheap to make and is easy to double or triple as desired. Serve it in a bowl topped with a few chickpeas, a drizzle of olive oil, toasted pine nuts and fresh mint for the real wow factor.

Simple and Creamy Hummus

  • Servings: 1 bowl
  • Difficulty: really easy
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A classic and staple hummus recipe that is quick, cheap and delicious. It’s creamy, rich in flavour and goes with pretty much everything.


  • 1 tin chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • Salt and black pepper
  • To serve: olive oil, toasted pine nuts, fresh mint


1. Drain the chickpeas and save the liquid known as aquafaba.
2. Add all the ingredients (save a few chickpeas to serve) to a food processor and blend until a smooth paste forms, gradually pouring in about 120ml of the reserved aquafaba until the hummus is really creamy.
Simple and Creamy Hummus
Simple and Creamy Hummus

I hope you’ll enjoy this Simple and Creamy Hummus it really is the dream. Let me know if you make this and leave a comment below. I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With hummus love x

  1. sophielol says:

    Looks amazing Amy! Especially when I never like humous only until my mum said I should try humous on a long haul flight to America!! My dad loves humous as well and said I should try it on the flight a year back and he loves whole chickpeas as well!! I am not keen on whole chickpeas yet xx Lovely photography as always 😊

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