Instant Pot Hummus

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Learn how to make luxurious creamy smooth Instant Pot Hummus (Pressure Cooker Hummus) with simple, real, healthy ingredients. Hearty rich, deliciously flavorful Homemade Hummus Recipe that makes a satisfying party appetizer dip or spread.

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I loooove a good hummus. Thanks to one of our Lebanese restaurant partner for making me fall in love with Middle Eastern cuisine…Falafel, Baba Ghanooj, Shawarma, Kibbeh, Taboulleh, Baklava…and Hummus!! oh just the thought of these dishes is making my mouth water! 😀

What is Hummus?

Hummus (aka houmous, humus, hommus, and hommos), is a Levantine dip or spread usually enjoyed as an appetizer with flatbread (i.e. pita). It’s also served on the side, popular among Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines.

Essentially it’s a magically delicious blend of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), tahini (toasted ground sesame paste), lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and salt that will capture your heart! 😉

Some people like their hummus super hearty, creamy thick & rich, while others like their hummus ultra smooth, light, & fluffy.

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What We Look for in an Awesome Hummus?

  • Texture: creamy smooth, not grainy; satisfyingly thick & rich
  • Flavors: flavorful – balanced with complex flavors (savory-sweet-tangy-bitter-spiced) – not bland, no particular flavor over-dominates the whole dish
  • Aroma: pleasantly aromatic from tahini, chickpeas, olive oil, garlic, lemon – not plain, stale and sad

How to Make Hummus?

Homemade hummus is easy to make! However, if you want to make a successfully delicious hummus, it’s very important to follow the steps, techniques, & tips. 

4 Easy Steps to Make Hummus:

  1. Cook dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  2. Blend chickpeas + garlic + lemon juice
  3. Mix tahini + mashed chickpeas mixture
  4. Season & garnish. Enjoy!

*Pro Tip: Since the ingredients are so simple, the quality & flavors of the ingredients you use will make or break the hummus recipe.

After conducting many chickpeas & hummus experiments in our Instant Pot, we’re thrilled to share our yummy hummus recipe with you!! 😀

Time to make some Hearty Creamy Rich Instant Pot Hummus!

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Instant Pot Hummus

Learn how to make luxurious creamy smooth Instant Pot Hummus (Pressure Cooker Hummus) with simple, real, healthy ingredients. Hearty rich, deliciously flavorful Homemade Hummus Recipe that makes a satisfying party appetizer dip or spread.
4.86 from 7 votes
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Optional Soaking: 8 hours
Total: 1 hour
Servings: 6 - 8
Calories: 293kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (225g) dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 whole head (40g) garlic , crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 (212g) onion , halved
  • 1 teaspoon (6g) fine salt for soaked chickpeas (or for no-soak chickpeas - 1 ½ teaspoon (9g) fine salt)
  • 4 cups (1L) water
  • 1 teaspoon (3.2g) ground cumin
  • 6 (17g) garlic cloves , crushed
  • 1 cup (250ml) tahini
  • ¼ cup (63ml) fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)

Instructions

  • Optional - Soak Chickpeas Overnight: Place ½ lb (225g) dried chickpeas and 1 tbsp (17g) fine table salt in a large container. Pour in 4 cups (1L) cold water, then give it a few stirs. Allow chickpeas to soak overnight for 8 - 16 hours.
    *Pro Tip: If your house is very warm, place container in the fridge to avoid fermentation.
  • Rinse Chickpeas: Rinse soaked or no-soak chickpeas under cold water. Pick out any stones or debris. Drain well.
  • Pressure Cook Chickpeas: Add 1 cup (225g) chickpeas, 2 bay leaves, 1 whole garlic, and 1 halved onion in Instant Pot.
    Add Salt:
    -For No-Soak Chickpeas: add in 1 ½ tsp (9g) fine salt.
    -For Soaked Chickpeas: add in 1 tsp (6g) fine salt.
    Pour in 4 cups (1L) cold water, then give it a quick mix. With Venting Knob in Venting Position, close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position.
    Pressure Cooking Method:
    -For No-Soak Chickpeas: High Pressure 60 minutes + Natural Release 20 minutes.
    -For Soaked Chickpeas: High Pressure 15 minutes + Natural Release 20 minutes.
    Open the lid carefully.
  • Purée Garlic & Chickpeas: While the chickpeas are natural releasing, soak 6 garlic cloves in ¼ cup (63ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice in a blender for 20 - 30 minutes before blending (*Pro Tip: This dramatically reduces the garlic's pungency).
    Discard onion and bay leaves. Taste the chickpeas and ensure they are fully cooked. Drain the chickpeas and cooked garlic cloves really well, then set aside the chickpeas and chickpeas liquid.
    Blend garlic with lemon juice.
    *Pro Tip: You will want to blend the chickpeas while they are hot.
    Add drained chickpeas, cooked garlic cloves, 1 tsp (3.2g) ground cumin, and ¾ cup (188ml) chickpeas liquid to the garlic lemon juice in blender.
    *Pro Tip: If you like thinner hummus, add 1 cup (250ml) - 1 ¼ cup (313ml) chickpeas liquid (adjust accordingly).
    First, blend chickpeas over the lowest speed, then increase the speed slowly to high. Blend until desired smoothness.
  • Make Hummus: In a large mixing bowl, mix 1 cup (250ml) tahini and mashed chickpeas mixture together.
    *Pro Tip: If serving the hummus immediately (with no leftover), mix in 2 tbsp (30ml) extra-virgin olive oil for extra smoothness. If not, skip this step.
    Taste and season with more salt to open up the flavors (for reference, we added 2 large pinch of salt).
  • Serve Instant Pot Hummus: Garnish hummus with finely chopped parsley, freshly ground cumin, and paprika. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, then serve. Enjoy!~ 🙂
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Recipe Notes:

*Use Fresh & Quality Ingredients: It's important to use fresh dry chickpeas, high-quality tahini, high quality extra-virgin olive oil, and fresh & real ingredients to make deliciously creamy hummus. 
*Storage Tip: Homemade hummus can be stored in the fridge for up to one week.
*Rate the Recipe: If you've tried the recipe, don't forget to Rate the Recipe in the Comments Section. Thank you! 🙂

Nutrition:

Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 436mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 9.4mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 3.2mg
Course: Appetizer, Dip, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword: homemade hummus recipe, how to make hummus, instant pot hummus, instant pot vegan recipes, instant pot vegetarian recipes, instapot hummus, pressure cooker hummus
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Instant Pot Hummus Step-by-Step Cooking Guide

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Prepare Ingredients for making Hummus in Instant Pot.

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*Note: though there are 12 garlic cloves in the photo below, after some testings, we have decided to reduce the amount in the final recipe to 6 garlic cloves. 

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*Pro Tip – Use Fresh Dry Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans): Although chickpeas have a relatively long shelf life, older chickpeas may take a much longer cooking time to be softened. Sometimes the chickpeas can get so old & stale (even on store shelves) that they won’t cook properly even after long cooking time. So it’s best to use fresh dry chickpeas if possible.

*Pro Tip: Be sure to use high-quality tahini! Different brands of tahini can vary in flavors, some can even be unpleasantly bitter. This will largely affect the flavor of the hummus!

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Optional Step – Soak Chickpeas Overnight


*Note: Proceed with this step if you prefer super soft and creamy chickpeas.

Place ½ lb (225g) dried chickpeas and 1 tbsp (17g) fine table salt in a large container.

Pour 4 cups (1L) cold water in the large container, then give it a few stirs.

Allow chickpeas to soak overnight for at least 8 – 16 hours.

*Pro Tip: If your house is very warm, place the large container in the fridge to avoid fermentation.

2

Rinse Chickpeas


Rinse soaked or unsoaked chickpeas under cold water. Pick out any stones or debris. Drain well.

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Pressure Cook Chickpeas


Add 1 cup (225g) soaked or unsoaked chickpeas, 2 bay leaves, 1 whole garlic, and 1 halved onion in the Instant Pot.

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Adding Salt:

  • For Unsoaked Chickpeas: add in 1 ½ tsp (9g) fine salt.
  • For Soaked Chickpeas: add in 1 tsp (6g) fine salt.

*Pro Tip: Adding salt to the chickpeas will not make it tough 🙂

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Pour in 4 cups (1L) cold water, then give it a quick mix.

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With Venting Knob in Venting Position, close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position.

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Pressure Cooking Method:

  • For Unsoaked Chickpeas: High Pressure 60 minutes + Natural Release 20 minutes
  • For Soaked Chickpeas: High Pressure 15 minutes + Natural Release 20 minutes

After 20 minutes, release the remaining pressure by turning Venting Knob to Venting Position.

When Floating Valve drops, open the lid carefully.

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4

Purée Garlic & Chickpeas


While the chickpeas are natural releasing, submerge 6 garlic cloves with ¼ cup (63ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice in a blender for 20 – 30 minutes before blending.

*Pro Tip: Submerging the raw garlic in lemon juice will dramatically reduce the garlic’s pungency.

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Discard onion and bay leaves. Taste the chickpeas and ensure they are fully cooked. 

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Drain the chickpeas and cooked garlic cloves really well, then set aside the chickpeas and chickpeas liquid.

*Pro Tip: Keep the chickpeas liquid you drained in a measuring cup because we will use it later.

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Blend garlic with lemon juice.

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*Pro Tip: You will want to blend the chickpeas while they are hot.

Add drained chickpeas, cooked garlic cloves, 1 tsp (3.2g) ground cumin, and ¾ cup (188ml) chickpeas liquid (the drained cooking liquid you saved up earlier) to the garlic lemon juice in the blender.

*Pro Tip: We like our hummus pretty thick. So, if you like thinner hummus, add 1 cup (250ml) – 1 ¼ cup (313ml) of chickpeas liquid. Be conservative with your liquid at first because you can always slowly thin out the hummus mixture. 

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First, blend chickpeas over the lowest speed, then increase the speed slowly to high. Blend until desired smoothness.

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P.S. A powerful blender (Vitamix Blender) will help a lot. 😉

5

Make Instant Pot Hummus


In a large mixing bowl, mix 1 cup (250ml) tahini and mashed chickpeas mixture together.

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*Pro Tip: If you are going to serve the Instant Pot Hummus immediately (with no leftover), mix in 2 tablespoons (30ml) extra virgin olive oil for extra smoothness. If not, skip this step.

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Taste and season with more salt to open up the flavors. For reference, we added 2 large pinches of salt.

6

Serve Instant Pot Hummus


Garnish hummus with finely chopped parsley, freshly ground cumin, and paprika. 

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Ta da! You did it! You’ve made some awesome Yummy Creamy Rich Hummus in Instant Pot!! 😀

*Storage Tip: Homemade hummus can be stored in the fridge for up to one week.

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Enjoy your Satisfyingly Luxurious Instant Pot Hummus!~ 🙂


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Tricia
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Made this today! We are big hummus eaters and this is the first time making my own. Very easy and tastes great. I love the professional tips. I agree that quality ingredients made a difference. After making the hummus I split and made one spicy by adding hot pepper flakes.5 stars

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Can I use a food processor just as effectively as a blender? Instantpot Ultra

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Wendy
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Wendy

:-/ Rats! I was so hopeful. I LOVE hummus. I followed the recipe to a “T” (didn’t add any extra chickpea liquid) and it was too thin. Just put it in the fridge and I’m hoping it firms up but I’m doubtful. What could I have done wrong?

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Pennie G.
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Pennie G.

This was actually VERY easy and came out great. The addition of the bay leaves was interesting but I did like the additionally flavor. I used to make my hummus the “old fashioned” way but not anymore!!5 stars

Michel M
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Michel M

Whoops,
Can it be freeze? as we are heading out camping5 stars

Ranya
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Ranya

If I double the garbanzo beans to cook do I double the spices, water and garlic etc (for the IP cooking part only) or can I just double the beans and leave the garlic, onion, bay leaves and water the same?

Ranya
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Ranya

Thank you for your reply to my question. The hummus was amazing!!!! I had made two homemade recipes and did a side by side taste test and yours won out 100% for its creaminess and flavor. Thank you so much for developing this recipe. I will never buy store bought again!!!5 stars

Michel M
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Michel M

Bonjour,Again another successful recipe love this hummus. the addition of the cooking water makes it really smooth. Many thanks keep going, the test kitchen give us a choice of texture love it.

Lura
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Lura

Good core recipe, we added more tahini, lemon than called for to get to our taste preference. Split the batch and added buffalo sauce to half to make creamy heavenly buffalo hummus. Will make again. ?4 stars

Helen M.
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Helen M.

Great recipe! I was thrilled with the results! Generally, I am not a fan of tahini and I’ve seen hummus recipes that do not require it, however, I am thrilled that I added the tahini! I cannot believe how it kicked up the flavor of the hummus! It was amazing! I am also grateful for the tip to soak the garlic cloves in the lemon juice! I’ll do that for everything! A real winner and I’m making another batch, from “dried to tried” this week! Thank you!5 stars

Sunny Balson
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Sunny Balson

Amy and Jack,
I remember taking my kids to see Toy Story and loving the movie. I agree with you, it is a poignant movie and I love it!! even at age 67.
I know you may not be able to plantently recommend brands, but what brands of tahini would you suggest since I dont have the tahini gene?

Cindy Gorrell
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Cindy Gorrell

Please help me with the directions for this recipe. When I pressure cook the beans I add a head of garlic. While it is cooking I add more garlic to a blender with lemon juice and let it soak. So in the step where you blend the garlic in the lemon juice then add the chickpeas it says to add the cooked garlic. That means the head of garlic from the pressure cooking plus 6 cloves of garlic in the lemon juice right? It just seems like a lot of garlic so I wanted to make sure I understood correctly.… Read more »

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