Forget buying store bought hummus! After you make this easy recipe, in your electric pressure cooker, you will never want to buy the prepackaged hummus again.
Seriously, this versatile recipe is a great place to start…and you can tailor it to your family’s tastes so easily….have a little spinach that needs using? Put it in the hummus. Like more or less garlic in your dips? Change the recipe to what you like!
Hummus can be used as a dip, as a base for a very satisfying pita sammy, or thinned as a drizzle over a salad. Full of protein and flavor, this makes a wonderful dish to add to a picnic or a potluck.
And, because of the Instant Pot, you never have to soak your beans again!
Hummus in the Instant Pot
Hummus is so much better when it is home made, and using the Instant Pot makes cooking the beans super easy!
Put beans right into liner of Instant Pot, or use a steamer basket for ease of removing. Cover with 8 cups of water. Manual pressure for 60 minutes, and use a natural pressure release of at least 10-15 minutes. Allow beans to cool, but they are great to use when still warm. Reserve some of the cooking water.
Place the beans, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and seasonings in the bowl of a food processor and then add 1 cup of the reserved water. Blend until smooth. Check the consistency and add more of the cooking water, if needed. Taste for seasonings.
Place hummus in a bowl or on a plate and garnish with paprika or cumin, if desired, and serve with pita chips. This is great with a tomato and cucumber salad, in a pita bread, for sandwiches.