The Creamiest Instant Pot Hummus - Recipes From A Pantry (2024)

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Make the Best Instant Pot Hummus with this no soak chickpeas recipe! With just a few pantry ingredients, you can easily make a classic hummus that is super smooth and silky. Serve it up as an appetizer, dip, or snack. Also great for adding to salads, wraps and sandwiches.

Suitable for vegan and gluten free diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

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This Instant Pot Hummus recipe gives you the silkiest, creamiest, most divine hummus imaginable. And best of all, it is soooo easy to make! I am a sucker for this awesome eat.

What is Hummus?

Hummus is a dish originating from the Middle East and Mediterranean that is made with cooked chickpeas, tahini, a paste made of ground sesame seeds, lemon juice, garlic and salt. Having gained widespread popularity around the world, various regions have come to adding in their own staple ingredients and unique garnishes like chopped tomato, cucumber, olives and olive oil, parsley, paprika, pine nuts, caramelized onions, mushrooms, and even hard-boiled eggs.

A versatile dish, hummus can be served as an appetizer or dip and scooped with flatbread such as pita, chips or crackers. It is also frequently used as a sauce or dressing on salads, as a sandwich spread, and as an accompaniment to entrées such as falafel, chicken, fish or eggplant.

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Why Make Instant Pot Chickpeas for Hummus?

Dried chickpeas are quite affordable, so making Instant Pot chickpeas for hummus is cheaper than using canned chickpeas.

And this Instant Pot hummus has a great advantage in that it is a no soak chickpeas recipe. Simply add your dried chickpeas to the Instant Pot, no prep work required. Sooooo easy!

Some people do prefer to soak their dried chickpeas before cooking, however. So if you decide to soak them before cooking, then you will need to reduce the cooking time down to 25-30 minutes.

I also love making hummus in the Instant Pot because I can control the amount of time they cook in order to get the exact level of softness. I have found that softer chickpeas give you a creamier hummus (YUM),so I like to check and then cook them for a few extra minutes to ensure my chickpeas come out nice and soft.

Instant Pot Hummus Recipe

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So, are you ready to learn just how easy it is to make Instant Pot chickpeas for hummus? Then gather up your ingredients and I will show you……

How To Make Instant Pot Hummus

Instant Pot Hummus Ingredients List

  • dried chickpeas
  • minced garlic
  • tahini
  • lemon juice
  • olive oil
  • cumin
  • smoked paprika
  • sea salt
  • ice water

Instant Pot Hummus Instructions

  1. Place chickpeas and 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt inside the Instant Pot insert. Add enough water to cover by 1 inch.
  2. Put the lid on the Instant Pot, lock, and set the value to sealing (not venting) position. Set to manual pressure / high pressure for 40 – 45 minutes, depending on how old your chickpeas are. Note that you will need to cook older chickpeas longer to reach the desired softness. I recommend cooking for 45 minute the first time to see how they turn out, then adjusting as needed the next time.
  3. When cook time is finished, allow for a full natural pressure release. Remove your instant pot chickpeas and drain.
  4. Then in a food processor or blender, combine lemon juice, garlic, cumin, paprika, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Allow to sit for 5 mins before processing.
  5. Next, add in the tahini and blend. The mixture will be a thick paste at first. Add in ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, while blending until the hummus is smooth and creamy.
  6. Taste to check seasoning and adjust as needed.
  7. Transfer your Instant Pot Hummus to a serving dish, drizzle with olive oil and dust with smoked paprika. Serve and Enjoy! The Creamiest Instant Pot Hummus - Recipes From A Pantry (3)

How To Make Classic Hummus With Canned Chickpeas

Looking to make hummus even faster? You can choose to skip cooking dried chickpeas in the Instant Pot and use tinned cooked chickpeas instead.

You will need two 14 oz tins of cooked chickpeas that have been drained. If possible, grab a brand of tinned chickpeas that have been cooked until nice and soft. But if that is not available, you may want to cook the tinned chickpeas for 25 or so mins, then allow to cool before blending with the rest of the ingredients.

Instructions for Making Hummus with Tinned Chickpeas

  1. In a food processor or blender, combine the tinned chickpeas with lemon juice, garlic, cumin, paprika, and sea salt. Allow to sit for 5 mins before processing.
  2. Next, add in the tahini and blend. The mixture will be a thick paste at first. Add in ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, while blending until the hummus is smooth and creamy.
  3. Taste to check seasoning and adjust as needed.
  4. Transfer the hummus to a serving dish, drizzle with olive oil and dust with smoked paprika. Serve and Enjoy!The Creamiest Instant Pot Hummus - Recipes From A Pantry (4)

Storing Instant Pot Hummus

Your homemade hummus will keep stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. But if your house is anything like mine, it won’t last nearly that long

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Instant Pot Hummus Serving Suggestions

A previously mentioned, hummus is suuuuper versatile. Whilst most of us are familiar with how it makes an amazing dip, it also adds great flavor to all sorts of dishes, from salads and wraps to main dishes, like this delicious Chicken Shawarma Bowl and my Easy Falafel.

But if you’re looking to think outside the hummus and pita box, here are a few of the more untraditional ways I like to serve up this delicious Instant Pot Hummus:

Mediterranean-style burgers. Cook up these Juicy Air Fryer Hamburgers, and topping with Instant Pot Hummus, Feta cheese, and kalamata olives. Soooo good.

I happen to think hummus pairs quite well with Mexican flavors, and I use it as a topping for Smoky Grilled Pork Tacos, Air Fried Chicken Quesadillas, and these Jerk Shrimp Tacos.

For an unexpected party appetizer, spread some hummus on this Grilled Peach and Goat Cheese Crostini.

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Instant Pot Hummus Flavor Variations

I loooooove experimenting with different hummus flavoring and variations. My very favorite flavoring is mint. And lots of it. When making this Instant Pot Hummus recipe, I often just toss a big handful of fresh mint leaves into the blender with the rest of the ingredients. Sooooo tasty!

And whilst I admit to being a tad hummus obsessed, the good news is that my obsession is your gain. I am sharing some of my very best hummus variations with you here:

Easy Beetroot Hummus Recipe.

Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus.

Chocolate Dessert Hummus.

Rocket Hummus.

Harissa Hummus.

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Instant Pot Ramen.

Creamy Instant Pot Tomato Soup.

Instant Pot Breakfast Polenta Porridge.

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Chickpeas vs Garbanzo Beans? What’s The Difference?

The short answer is that there is no difference. Yeap. Chickpeas and garbanzo beans are in fact the same humble legume. And the reason for the two different names is purely geographical.

It is thought that the name chickpeas is of English origin, whilst the term garbanzo beans is Spanish and comes from the old Basque word garbantzu, which means ‘dry seed’.Chickpeas or garbanzo beans, you can call them what you want. Either way they are totally delicious.

Instant Pot Hummus Weight Watchers Points

There are just 2 Freestyle SmartPoints in a serving of this Instant Pot Hummus.

Homemade Hummus

I used to wonder why people made hummus at home.

I remember standing at the kitchen counter and begging OH to stop trying to make it because shop bought hummus tasted soooooo much better. At that time he agreed. Now, I know we were just doing it all wrong. Give it up for OH’s mum whose recipe changed my opinion.

Thank you for reading my Pressure Cooker Hummus recipe. And please come visit again as I continue dreaming up recipes, traditional African recipes, African fusion recipes, Sierra Leone recipes, travel plans and much more for you. Thanks for visiting Recipes from a Pantry, UK food blog.

Recipe adapted from Melissa Clark.

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Instant Pot Hummus

Instant Pot Hummus is silky, smooth, delicious and super easy to make!

Prep Time10 minutes mins

Cook Time45 minutes mins

Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack

Cuisine: American, Middle Eastern, Western

Servings: 16

Calories: 107kcal

Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 8 oz dried chickpeas
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 4-6 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin or to taste
  • 3/4 tsp smoked paprika or to taste
  • ice water as needed

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions:

  • Pour the chickpeas and 1/2 teaspoon of the sea salt into the Instant Pot and add enough water to cover them by 1 inch.

  • Put the lid on the Instant Pot, lock, and set the value to sealing (not venting) position. Set to manual pressure / high pressure for 40 - 45 minutes, depending on how old your chickpeas are. Note that you will need to cook older chickpeas longer to reach the desired softness. I recommend cooking for 45 minute the first time to see how they turn out, then adjusting as needed the next time.

  • When cook time has finished, allow for a complete natural pressure release. Remove the chickpeas and drain.

  • In a food processor or blender, combine lemon juice, garlic, cumin, paprika, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Allow to sit for 5 mins before processing.

  • Then add in the tahini and blend. The mixture will be a thick paste at first. Add ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, while blending until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

  • Taste to check seasonings and lemon juice; adjust if needed.

  • Transfer your Instant Pot Hummus to a serving dish, drizzle of olive oil and a dusting of smoked paprika. Serve and enjoy!

Hummus with Canned Chickpeas Instructions:

  • In a food processor or blender, combine two 14-ounce tins of chickpeas (that have been drained well) with lemon juice, garlic, cumin, paprika, and sea salt. Allow to sit for 5 mins before processing.

  • Next, add in the tahini and blend. The mixture will be a thick paste at first. Add in ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, while blending until the hummus is smooth and creamy.

  • Taste to check seasonings and adjust as needed.

  • Transfer the hummus to a serving dish, drizzle with olive oil and top with smoked paprika.

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Notes

There are just 2 Blue Plan SmartPoints in a serving of this Instant Pot Hummus.

  • Roasted garlic makes a great addition to this Instant Pot Hummus.
  • A quarter of a teaspoon of chilli adds a little extra kick to this Instant Pot dip.

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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