Easy Canned Chickpea Hummus Recipe

In a hurry and want to make a tasty and healthy snack? Look no further than this simple recipe for hummus made with canned chickpeas.

This recipe is perfect for when you’re having people over, need a quick snack, or just want a tasty dip. Making hummus at home is easy and doesn’t take long. You can have it ready to eat in no time.

The main ingredient is canned chickpeas, which make a smooth base that goes well with the sour lemon juice, salty tahini, and fragrant garlic.

In addition to being tasty, this dip is also high in protein and fiber, so it’s a good choice for any event. Get ready to up your snack game with this delicious chickpea hummus from a can!


  • 1 can (15 ounces) of chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons water (optional, for desired consistency)
  • Optional garnishes: a drizzle of olive oil, paprika, chopped fresh parsley, or whole chickpeas


Drain and clean the chickpeas. Put them in a food processor with the tahini, lemon juice, garlic that has been chopped, olive oil, cumin, and a pinch of salt.

If you need to, scrape down the sides of the bowl as you work to make the mixture smooth and creamy. If the hummus is too thick, slowly add two to three tablespoons of water until it’s the right consistency.

If you want to change the flavor of the hummus, you can add more salt or lemon juice.

When the hummus has the texture and taste you want, put it in a bowl to serve.
Pour some extra olive oil on top if you want to, and for decoration, add paprika or chopped fresh parsley on top.

You can put the hummus on chips, crackers, or fresh veggies, or you can use it to make sandwiches or wraps.

Have fun with your bean hummus!


Q: Can I use dried chickpeas instead of canned chickpeas for this recipe? A: Yes, you can! Simply soak the dried chickpeas overnight, then cook them until tender before proceeding with the recipe. However, using canned chickpeas saves time and effort without compromising on flavor.

Q: How long does homemade canned chickpea hummus last in the refrigerator? A: Homemade hummus can typically be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Just make sure to give it a stir before serving to redistribute any separated oils.

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