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Instant Pot HummusOne of my favorites things to use my Instant Pot for is cooking dry beans! You can completely cook dry beans in about an hour instead if the traditional method of simmering on the stove all day. Since dry beans are considerably cheaper than buying canned, this has been a huge asset to our grocery budget. Today I am going to share a recipe with you that is one of my favorite healthy, low-cost snack options – hummus!

Hummus is pretty easy to make, you dump a can of beans and a few other ingredients into the blender. But since I got my Instant Pot I am able to make it from dry beans which brings the price down considerably. Hummus is a great, healthier alternative to other dips and can be customized into virtually any flavor. It can also be used in place of mayo on sandwiches. I like to keep a batch of this in the fridge for those snack attacks – there’s a huge calorie difference between a bag of chips and baby carrots with hummus!

Instant Pot Hummus

You can definitely make this with canned chickpeas, but since its so easy to cook dry beans in the Instant Pot why spend the extra money? I start by putting 1 cup of dry chickpeas in the Instant Pot with 2 cups of water. I found 60 minutes on manual is about right, but if yours don’t seem quite done after 60 minutes, put them back on manual for 10 minute increments. 

Instant pot Hummus

Natural release after 20 minutes. Spoon the now-cooked chickpeas into a food processor or blender. Then add 4 T lemon juice, 3 T water (use the water leftover from the chickpeas, if there is any), 1/3 C tahini, and salt to taste. Blend until smooth, then drizzle with a little olive oil before serving.

As you season, remember that we are using beans cooked from dry with no added salt. Don’t be shy with the salt!

I like to drizzle a little olive oil over this right before I serve it. 

Add-Ins

Instant Pot Hummus

What I love about hummus is you can make it plain, or add things in. One of my favorite add-ins is kalamata olives. I blend about 1/4 Cup olives in until fairly smooth. You can add some the juice from the olives in to replace some of the salt, too.

Instant Pot Hummus

I like to serve hummus with pita chips or baby carrots. My husband even likes snacking on this! If you do not have an Instant Pot, you can definitely make this hummus by using 2 cups of canned chickpeas. 


If you have been on the fence about whether or not to get an Instant Pot, let me push you over! The instant Pot is a multi-functional pressure cooker that does everything from make yogurt, to steam vegetables, to pop popcorn! This kitchen device has virtually stopped us from eating out, and has drastically eliminated food waste in our home. It is the best $99 I have spent in a long time, and has paid for itself many times over. 


 

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Melissa is a former hairstylist of 20 years who has a passion for living a simply creative life. She loves inspiring others to pick up a planner and get their lives organized, to clean out a closet and minimize their clutter, and to clean up their physical and mental space to lead their most fulfilled life. She is newly single, a mom, soon to be grandma and crazy dog lady who constantly rewatches The Office.

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