Quick Hummus Bowls

A hummus bowl makes the best easy lunch or dinner: no cooking required! Layer a dollop with crunchy veggie toppings.…

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A hummus bowl makes the best easy lunch or dinner: no cooking required! Layer a dollop with crunchy veggie toppings.

Hummus Bowl

Hello and welcome to the best quick lunch or healthy easy dinner around: the Hummus Bowl! At it’s base, this simple concept requires no cooking at all: layer a dollop of hummus with crunchy veggies and serve with pita wedges. It’s easily customizable and you can make it super basic or fancier with easy additions of ingredients. It takes just 5 minutes to make this Mediterranean-style meal that’s bursting with creamy, tangy, crunchy, fresh, and savory flavors. Here’s how it’s done!

What’s in a hummus bowl?

This concept is so simple for easy lunches and dinners where you don’t even have to think. It’s great for filler days of the week where you don’t want to cook, or you want to use up veggies in the fridge. There are a few elements that are required, and then lots of fancy toppings that can step it up from basic to beautiful. Here are the required elements in a hummus bowl:

  • Hummus: find the best purchased brand you can, or make your own (see below)
  • English cucumber: An English cucumber is long and thin with no tough skin, no seeds and a milder flavor than standard cucumber. Look for it in the produce section!
  • Cherry tomatoes or red bell pepper: It’s nice to have a red element: we eat with our eyes!
  • Olives: Kalamata olives add a satiating salty pop; try Castelvetrano olives as a milder option
  • Red onion: or use shallot for a milder option
  • Pita bread or gluten free crackers: It’s nice to have a bread item for dipping: use whatever fits your diet
  • Baby greens or chopped lettuce (optional): Baby greens add texture and nutrients
  • Feta cheese (optional): A sprinkle adds another savory element; omit or try vegan feta for dairy-free
  • Rice or another grain (optional): This makes the hummus bowl more filling, so it’s nice to include as a dinner option. We like using the microwavable pre-cooked rice packages for quick meals, or using leftover cooked rice or quinoa, farro, or other grains.
Hummus Bowl

Variations: more hummus bowl toppings

Want to make a fancy hummus bowl? The great thing about this concept is you can make it as fancy or plain as you like. You can use leftover veggies from the fridge, or fancier pantry items to give it unexpected flavors. Or top it with a protein to make it into dinner! Here are some ideas:

Hummus Bowl

Buy best quality hummus, or try homemade

It’s easiest to pick up purchased hummus for this recipe: there are so many options at the grocery store these days! Look for a great quality brand with creamy, balanced flavor (for example to us, Sabra brand has an overly salty, artificial flavor). Or, you can make your own! Meal prep it over the weekend, then enjoy it for meals throughout the week. Here are some of our top homemade hummus recipes:

Hummus Bowl

More easy Mediterranean diet recipes

This hummus bowl is an ideal easy Mediterranean diet recipe that makes healthy eating fun! Here are a few more easy Mediterranean-style recipes to liven up your diet:

This hummus bowl recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Hummus Bowl

Quick Hummus Bowls


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

A hummus bowl makes the best easy lunch or dinner: no cooking required! Layer a dollop with crunchy veggie toppings.


Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup hummus
  • 1 pita bread, sliced into wedges
  • 1 handful Kalamata olives
  • 1 handful red onion slices (or shallot)
  • 8 English cucumber slices (or standard cucumber, peeled)
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 handful baby greens or chopped lettuce (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese, to sprinkle (optional or use vegan feta for vegan)
  • ½ cup cooked rice or packaged pre-cooked rice (optional)
  • Optional toppings: Jarred Calabrian chilis or roasted red peppers, caper berries, fresh herbs, frozen or homemade falafel, etc.

Instructions

  1. Place greens and rice in the bowl, if using (try packaged pre-cooked rice for a quick shortcut). If using rice, season it with salt and a drizzle of olive oil.
  2. Top with hummus, sliced cucumber, sliced red onions, sliced tomatoes, olives and feta cheese. Eat with pita wedges, using the hummus as a dip / dressing for the veggies.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Hummus bowl

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How to Make a Vegan “Charcuterie” Board

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When crafting this delectable display, …

How to Make a Vegan “Charcuterie” Board

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When crafting this delectable display, we made sure to hit all the marks (salty, sweet, savory, and spicy!) while keeping it super versatile and approachable.

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Holiday Hummus. AKA, The Easiest Appetizer Ever.

This fancy hummus is the perfect way to spruce up a store bought tub of hummus for guests or a dinner party. When you need a delicious appetizer in a pinch, this can be the go-to! Welcome to my easy snack obsession.  This fancy hummus will change your life. It’s the easiest appetizer that will […]

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This fancy hummus is the perfect way to spruce up a store bought tub of hummus for guests or a dinner party. When you need a delicious appetizer in a pinch, this can be the go-to!

Welcome to my easy snack obsession. 

fancy holiday hummus

This fancy hummus will change your life. It’s the easiest appetizer that will make you appear totally put together. And fantastic in the kitchen.

plain hummus

This is your holiday app solution! 

It’s what you make when you find out friends are coming over in 15 minutes. It’s what you take to a gathering when you don’t want to show up empty handed! And maybe even what you make for dinner when you don’t feel like cooking dinner.

It looks fancy and fun and it tastes really darn good. And it’s SO EASY.

Like, so easy.

fancy holiday hummus

All you need to make the holiday hummus is:

Store-bought hummus. Or homemade, if you wish.

Pesto. Again, store bought or homemade.

Sun dried tomatoes.

Feta cheese!

That is it. That’s it! Combine everything and GO. It’s a red and green masterpiece for the festive season. 

fancy holiday hummus

Take a bag of pita chips or a box of crackers too. I mean, this could NOT be easier!! 

Plus, this consists of ingredients that you can have on hand at all times. Most in your pantry, a few in the fridge. 

See? You probably already love it. 

There is no secret when it comes to the ingredients. I suggest using brands of these items that you really love. My favorite store bought hummus is by ithaca. It’s so creamy and delicious! I suggest using the plain version, but you can always switch it up if you love other flavors.

My favorite store bought pesto is by delallo, and even better, it comes in a squeeze tube.

The sun dried tomatoes I find myself buying the most are by alessi

And then finish it off with feta! You can do a drizzle of olive oil if you wish – I love to drizzle the flavorful olive oil from the jar of sun dried tomatoes.

That’s the best hack ever. 

fancy holiday hummus

You can 100% make this snack your own. Choose (or make!) a kale pesto over the traditional basil one. Maybe you want to swap roasted red peppers for the sun-dried tomatoes. You really can’t go wrong as long as you’re using ingredients you enjoy. Hummus is such a delicious blank canvas and works with so many other flavors.

To recap, the holiday hummus goes like this:

Scoop your hummus onto a pretty platter! Make it the base for your ingredients.

Swirl in your pesto. Either drizzle it on top or swirl it into the hummus – or both. Whichever you prefer!

Top with chopped sun dried tomatoes. Drizzle on a little olive oil from the jar.

Sprinkle on feta.

Serve with chips! (more…)

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Easy Black Bean Hummus

This black bean hummus recipe is a fun spin on the classic dip! It’s tangy with a pop of lime…

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This black bean hummus recipe is a fun spin on the classic dip! It’s tangy with a pop of lime and irresistibly creamy.

Black bean hummus

Here’s a tasty dip that surprised us with its irresistibly creamy flavor: Black Bean Hummus! This spin on the traditional Mediterranean chickpea dip might sound fun, but here’s the thing. It tastes even better than it sounds! Yep, we polished this one off extremely quickly because it’s just that good. Black beans, lime, tahini and a bit of smoked paprika make creamy dip magic. The minute we tasted it, we knew we had to share it with you.

Ingredients for black bean hummus

Black bean hummus is a fusion spin that replaces black beans for the chickpeas in the classic Mediterranean dip. You can make it various ways, and use Latin American style flavors to make it like a cross between hummus and salsa. Here we’ve taken our Classic Hummus recipe and made two swaps: black beans for chickpeas and lime for lemon. That’s it! Here’s what you’ll need for homemade black bean hummus:

  • Garlic
  • Black beans
  • Lime juice
  • Tahini
  • Olive oil
  • Smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt

How to make it? Essentially blend all ingredients in a food processor until a creamy dip forms. See the recipe below for all the details! It’s a fantastic gluten-free and vegan appetizer recipe for entertaining guests of all different diets.

Black bean hummus recipe

Flavor add-ins

This black bean hummus comes out so creamy and delicious, with a flavor that’s extremely versatile. It doesn’t go heavy on the Mexican or Latin American flavors, so if you’d like you could customize it that way. Here are some ideas for adding in your own flair (or feel free to get creative):

  • 1 handful cilantro
  • Cumin or chili powder (start with ¼ teaspoon)
  • Jalapeno pepper for some heat

How to serve black bean hummus

Once you’ve whipped up that heavenly dip, let’s get to toppings and dippers! The one requirement: add pico de gallo or salsa fresca on top! It’s easy to find in the refrigerated section at most grocery stores, and it not only looks beautiful but adds a zing of acidity. Here are a few ideas for what to dip in:

What are you planning to dip into your black bean hummus? Let us know in the comments below! We are obsessed with this easy appetizer recipe, and we hope you will be too.

Black Bean Hummus

More black bean recipes

Black beans are one of the top staples in our pantry! Here are a few more tasty ways to use them in delicious meals:

This black bean hummus recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

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Black bean hummus

Easy Black Bean Hummus


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 ½ cups
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This black bean hummus recipe is a fun spin on the classic dip! It’s tangy with a pop of lime and irresistibly creamy.


Ingredients

  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 15-­ounce can black beans
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Peel the garlic. Drain the black beans, but don’t rinse them. Juice the lime.
  2. Add the garlic to the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add black beans, lime juice, tahini, smoked paprika and kosher salt. Puree for 15 seconds, then scrape down the bowl. Taste and if it’s too thick, add another drizzle of olive oil. Puree for additional minute until creamy.
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Food processor
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Black bean hummus, black bean hummus recipe

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Maple Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus.

Maple chipotle pumpkin hummus is the perfect fall dip. Smoky and spice, hearty from the pumpkin with a hint of sweetness. Grab your pita chips! I’ve got the best snack for your first official fall weekend! This maple chipotle pumpkin hummus is rich with a bit of heat and makes for the perfect dipper! Whether […]

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Maple chipotle pumpkin hummus is the perfect fall dip. Smoky and spice, hearty from the pumpkin with a hint of sweetness. Grab your pita chips!

I’ve got the best snack for your first official fall weekend!

maple chipotle pumpkin hummus

This maple chipotle pumpkin hummus is rich with a bit of heat and makes for the perfect dipper! Whether it’s pita chips, carrots or crackers – or you use it as a spread on sandwiches, you’re going to LOVE it.

maple chipotle pumpkin hummus

Hummus is one of my favorite things to make at home, but in busy seasons, it goes by the wayside. Then once I make it again, I’m like whyyyyy do I not make a batch of this every single week?!

Yes, it’s great as a dip, but it’s even more versatile on sandwiches, on salads, in wraps – everything! And when it has a unique flavor, it makes meals even more delicious. 

maple chipotle pumpkin hummus

In Everyday Dinners, I have a chapters on sauces and dressings that I love. It’s basically my fridge essentials – things I make each week that elevate meals and make them taste… well, different! Special and maybe fancy. Things that add a little oomph to otherwise normal weeknight meals.

And that’s what this hummus reminds me of! It belongs in the chapter too. It’s so flavorful and really adds a punch to any meal.

maple chipotle pumpkin hummus

Also, this is super delicious on those roasted cauliflower pitas that I shared last week. It’s actually where I first got the idea! I used pumpkin hummus on the chipotle cauliflower (sort of like my favorite appetizer here) and figured that pumpkin chipotle hummus would be amazing too. With maple, because it’s fall.

Obviously. 

maple chipotle pumpkin hummus

Here’s what you need for the hummus:

The regulars, like chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic and olive oil.

Pumpkin puree! Maple syrup. Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. 

Ice water, which is a trick to smooth the hummus out. 

If you want to use the trick of peeling your chickpeas before blending to get the smoothest hummus possible, you totally can do that. Sometimes I do – other times we’re just in survival mode over here when it comes to meals and snacks, so I forego it.

maple chipotle pumpkin hummus

The toppings are the best part, right? Always. 

I love to add some pepitas (roasted and salted!) and then mix some adobo sauce and maple syrup. Drizzle it over top and it is serious heaven. Sweet and spicy, over hearty pumpkin hummus. (more…)

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Easy Roasted Potato Salad with Garlic Dill Dressing

This recipe came to be rather by accident when we were hosting friends one night and needed a quick side. We always have potatoes on hand, as well as the ingredients for our go-to Garlic Dill Sauce.
We roasted the potatoes for crispy edges and tender …

Easy Roasted Potato Salad with Garlic Dill Dressing

This recipe came to be rather by accident when we were hosting friends one night and needed a quick side. We always have potatoes on hand, as well as the ingredients for our go-to Garlic Dill Sauce.

We roasted the potatoes for crispy edges and tender center, then tossed in the zingy garlic dill sauce. Needless to say, this roasted potato salad was a crowd favorite and the rest is history. The best part?

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Check Your Fridge: There’s a Hummus Recall

Earlier this week, the company behind Sabra hummus issued a voluntary recall on some of their products after salmonella was detected during a routine checkup. In coordination with the FDA, the Sabra Dipping Company, LLC, is recalling about 2,100 cases …

Earlier this week, the company behind Sabra hummus issued a voluntary recall on some of their products after salmonella was detected during a routine checkup. In coordination with the FDA, the Sabra Dipping Company, LLC, is recalling about 2,100 cases of their 10-ounce Classic Hummus. A single tub was found to contain potential traces of the bacteria. But before you toss all your Sabra products to the wayside, here are a few important things to know.

  • The recall is limited to a very specific product. This product is Sabra’s 10-ounce Classic Hummus with the UPC code 300067 produced on Friday, February 10, 2021, between 6:00 p.m. and midnight with a “best before” date of April 26.
  • This product was distributed to only 16 states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
  • If you have purchased the recalled hummus, we advise throwing it out or returning it to where it was purchased.
  • To obtain a refund for the recalled hummus, you can visit this Sabra recall portal and enter the relevant information.

According to the FDA report, the consumption of food containing salmonella bacteria can cause salmonellosis, which may lead to diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating a contaminated product. Most people recover without treatment, but we recommend contacting a health care provider if you’re worried about illness.

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Spring Buddha Bowl with Quinoa & Lemony White Beans

If you love Buddha bowls like we do, this is the perfect one to make to celebrate spring’s arrival. It’s fresh, colorful, satisfying, and so very delicious. We tested many iterations until we got just the right flavor balance and feel confident you’ll …

Spring Buddha Bowl with Quinoa & Lemony White Beans

If you love Buddha bowls like we do, this is the perfect one to make to celebrate spring’s arrival. It’s fresh, colorful, satisfying, and so very delicious. We tested many iterations until we got just the right flavor balance and feel confident you’ll fall in love with this bowl!

Fluffy quinoa pairs perfectly with lemony marinated white beans, massaged kale salad, zesty herbed bean dip, our new favorite Green Goddess Dressing, and (optional but recommended) quick-pickled vegetables for a tangy crunch.

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Instant Pot Hummus

This Instant Pot hummus is super creamy and easy to make from scratch using a pressure cooker! You’ll be hooked on the flavor. Here’s a fun trick you can whip up with your pressure cooker: Instant Pot hummus! Sure, it’s easy to buy store-bought hummus. But for the very best creamy chickpea puree: homemade hummus is where it’s at! It’s a great trick using your Instant Pot, and perfect if you whip up a big batch of chickpeas. This recipe comes straight to you from our friend Sarah Copeland’s new cookbook, Instant Family Meals: an incredible collection of beautiful recipes and genius tips for your pressure cooker. Let’s get started! Why make Instant Pot hummus? Hummus has grown from a niche food (when we were kids!) to a household staple today. Really, I don’t know what our household would do without it! We do buy our hummus often, but when we can, we like to make it at home. Which is why we love this hummus recipe from Sarah’s book! Why make Instant Pot hummus? It’s got the best flavor. Many purchased hummus brands can be overly intense and garlicky, or too bland. Homemade hummus has just the right integrity […]

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This Instant Pot hummus is super creamy and easy to make from scratch using a pressure cooker! You’ll be hooked on the flavor.

Instant pot hummus

Here’s a fun trick you can whip up with your pressure cooker: Instant Pot hummus! Sure, it’s easy to buy store-bought hummus. But for the very best creamy chickpea puree: homemade hummus is where it’s at! It’s a great trick using your Instant Pot, and perfect if you whip up a big batch of chickpeas. This recipe comes straight to you from our friend Sarah Copeland’s new cookbook, Instant Family Meals: an incredible collection of beautiful recipes and genius tips for your pressure cooker. Let’s get started!

Why make Instant Pot hummus?

Hummus has grown from a niche food (when we were kids!) to a household staple today. Really, I don’t know what our household would do without it! We do buy our hummus often, but when we can, we like to make it at home. Which is why we love this hummus recipe from Sarah’s book! Why make Instant Pot hummus?

  • It’s got the best flavor. Many purchased hummus brands can be overly intense and garlicky, or too bland. Homemade hummus has just the right integrity in flavor.
  • It’s cheaper! Some hummus brands can be quite expensive: homemade hummus in an Instant Pot is cheaper than buying lots of hummus tubs.
  • It’s a great use for a batch of chickpeas. If you cook up a big batch of chickpeas in your Instant Pot, what better way to use them? Use half for hummus and half for eating.
Instant pot hummus

About the book: Instant Family Meals

This recipe is from the book Instant Family Meals by our dear friend Sarah Copeland, and it truly is a masterpiece! This collection of recipes is beautifully fresh, modern and sophisticated: just like Sarah’s recipes always are. (Her other cookbooks Feast and Every Day is Saturday are both big hits in our house!)

You’ll find recipes like Sweet Potato Tacos, Eggplant Parmesan, Cacio e Pepe Risotto, and Double Chocolate Cheesecake. Yes, please! There are wholesome healthy recipes for people of every diet, including lots for vegetable-forward eaters like ourselves. Congratulations to Sarah on this new masterpiece!

Instant Family Meals

A few tips for the chickpeas

Here we’ve provided a few methods for cooking the chickpeas in this Instant Pot hummus. You can cook lots of chickpeas, or just enough for this hummus. You can also soak the chickpeas to decrease the cook time and make for more tender chickpeas.

  • Cook just enough for the hummus. In the instructions below we’ve provided instructions to cook just enough chickpeas for the hummus recipe. This is great if you’re not sure whether you’ll use the rest of the chickpeas.
  • Make 1 pound chickpeas. You can cook up to 1 pound of chickpeas at one time! If you do this, you can eat the remaining chickpeas or freeze them for up to 3 months. Go to Instant Pot Chickpeas.
  • Soak if you have time. If you have time to soak the chickpeas over night, even better! Soak 1 pound chickpeas with 8 cups water for 10 to 12 hours. Then you can reduce the cook time to 20 to 25 minutes.
Instant pot hummus

Ingredients for Instant Pot hummus

Once you’ve cooked the chickpeas, this Instant Pot hummus is a breeze to whip up! You’ll need a food processor for this task (a blender doesn’t get it smooth enough!). Here’s what you’ll need on hand:

  • Cooked chickpeas
  • Garlic
  • Tahini
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Ground coriander A fun variation on the standard cumin! we loved this
  • Kosher salt
  • Olive oil
  • Water, as needed

A bit about tahini

If you’ve never made hummus before, you’ll need a jar of tahini! Tahini is sesame seed paste that’s most famous for its use in hummus, but it’s used in lots of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean recipes (like lemon tahini sauce!). Since it’s simply made of sesame seeds and salt, tahini is vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, Paleo, keto, and Whole 30 friendly.

If you buy a jar of tahini and aren’t sure how to use it up, we’ve got lots of ideas for you! See our top Delicious & Healthy Tahini Recipes, from hummus to cookies.

Instant pot hummus

More Instant Pot recipes

What else can you make with an Instant Pot? So many things! Alex and I originally weren’t into the pressure cooker trend…until we tried it for ourselves! Here are a few of our favorite ways to use an Instant Pot:

This Instant Pot hummus recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Instant pot hummus

Creamy Instant Pot Hummus


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Instant Pot hummus is super creamy and easy to make from scratch using a pressure cooker! You’ll be hooked on the flavor.


Ingredients

For the chickpeas

  • 1 cup dry chickpeas*
  • Water
  • 1 pinch salt

For the Instant Pot hummus

  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice (2 medium lemons)
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Water, as needed

Instructions

  1. Place the chickpeas in the Instant Pot, cover with 2 inches water, and add the kosher salt. Lock the lid and place the vent in the “Sealing” position. (If you want to cook 1 pound chickpeas at once, go to Instant Pot Chickpeas instead!)
  2. Cook on high pressure 35 minutes (unsoaked) or 25 minutes (soaked): Note that it takes about 10 minutes for the pot to “preheat” and come up to pressure before it starts cooking. Wait while the Instant Pot cooks. (During cooking, avoid touching the metal part of the lid.)
  3. Natural release for 20 minutes: After the Instant Pot beeps, wait for another 20 minutes to let the Instant Pot naturally release pressure. (Tip: We set a timer for this part so we don’t forget!) After 20 minutes, vent any remaining steam by moving the vent to “Venting”, covering your hand with a towel or hot pad. Never put your hands or face near the vent when releasing steam. (The pressure indicator in the lid may drop on its own after 10 minutes, meaning that there is no remaining steam in the pot.)
  4. In the bowl of a food processor, add 2 cups of the cooked chickpeas. (You’ll have a few left over, which you can use for another recipe.) Add the garlic, tahini, lemon juice, coriander, and 1 teaspoon salt. Pulse until smooth, scraping the bowl occasionally. 
  5. Turn on the processor and pour in the olive oil until a smooth paste forms, then add water to get to a creamy consistency (we added 10 tablespoons). Process for 3 to 4 minutes until super creamy and smooth. Taste and add additional salt as needed. Store refrigerated for up to 4 to 5 days. 

Notes

Reprinted with permission from Instant Family Meals by Sarah Copeland, copyright © 2020. Photographs by Christopher Testani. Published by Clarkson Potter, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. 

*If you can, soak the chickpeas for 10 to 12 hours the night before. This decreases the cook time and makes for more tender beans. But you can also do it without soaking and cook longer! 

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Pressure Cooker

Keywords: Instant Pot hummus, hummus instant pot

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Garlic & Herb Sweet Potato Nourish Bowl (30 Minutes!)

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Garlic & Herb Sweet Potato Nourish Bowl (30 Minutes!)

Lately, I can’t get enough of romaine lettuce, which is weird considering a few months ago it was my least favorite green (next to iceberg). However, with the creation of our Vegan Caesar Salad with BBQ Sweet Potato Croutons, my love affair began, and it’s been going strong for months.

This is an iteration of that recipe, but with more decidedly Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean influences thanks to the addition of za’atar spice blend, hummus, and tahini (follow links for recipes and to learn about the origins of these ingredients).

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