Whether you need a simple snack or a nourishing side dish, this simple hummus is very kid friendly. Plus it’s ready in less than five minutes!
Hummus is a staple in our house. Being dairy free we use this as our go-to veggie dip. It also works well as a pasta sauce or even a cheese replacement for pizza (we love this gluten free crust).
I think I’ve only ever made traditional hummus once. Then the jar of tahini sat in my pantry.
Over the years I’ve simplified my hummus so much. It literally takes three minutes to make. And my kids go crazy for it!
My kids will eat this hummus by the spoonful. This is seriously the easiest hummus recipe ever. Three ingredients. Three minutes. Done.
There are so many things to dip in hummus:
- sliced cucumber
- raw cauliflower
- raw broccoli
- carrot sticks
- pepper slices
- rice crackers
- homemade gluten free “wheat thins”
- homemade teff crackers
You can even use hummus as a simple salad dressing!
How to Make Easy Hummus
Canned or boxed chickpeas will work just fine for a super quick hummus. I do this when I don’t plan ahead. Take note that it will increase your resistant starch intake. If you want a healthier and more frugal option simply cook your own! Dried beans are so cheap. If you have an Instant Pot, cooking beans is a snap too. That’s my favorite method. Check out this guide for cooking beans in an Instant Pot.
Aside from beans all you need is oil and salt.
Sometimes I add organic garlic powder and onion powder for a little more flavor. But my kids love it either way.
Hummus Adds Protein
Since adequate protein is such an important part of a healthy diet, hummus makes a great addition to any snack or meal. Beans have a lot of protein. Not to mention they are loaded with fiber to help fill those little bellies and feed the good bacteria.
I try my best to give my kids a balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat at both meals and snacks. Veggies or crackers with hummus meets all three requirements! And it is easy to pack in a school lunch. That is my definition of a winning food.
Ready for some delicious snacking or need an easy lunch addition? This super simple hummus is kid-friendly and loaded with nutrition.
Three Ingredient Hummus
- 1 1/2 cups canned, boxed or cooked garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained, liquid reserved
- 4 Tbsp. avocado oil
- 4 Tbsp. bean liquid
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. organic garlic powder optional
- 1/4 tsp. organic onion powder optional
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender.
Blend on high until smooth, adding extra oil or bean liquid if necessary.
Adjust seasoning to taste.
Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to a week.