You can cook dried chickpeas in a pressure cooker and make your own hummus from scratch. This recipe has simple ingredients, like olive oil, garlic and lemon juice, that you probably already have on hand. Hummus is a creamy and healthy dip that is perfect with crackers or raw veggies.
- 3/4 cup dried chickpeas (I find these in the bulk section of my grocery store)
- 3 cups water
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 minced garlic clove
- Optional: red pepper flakes, freshly ground pepper and parsley
- Add the chickpeas, water and salt to the Instant Pot. Cover and press the manual button. Set the timer for 45 minutes. Make sure the valve is set to “sealing.”
- When the timer goes off let the pot sit for 5 minutes. Then move the valve from “sealing” to “venting.” Set a colander on top of a bowl. Drain the liquid from the chickpeas into the bowl. Reserve this liquid for later.
- In a blender or food processor add the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and 1/4 cup of reserved liquid. Add in the chickpeas last. This will help it to blend easier. Blend until creamy. Add in more reserved liquid as needed (I ended up adding in quite a bit because I wanted it creamy). Season to taste. Add optional toppings as desired. I sprinkled mine with red pepper flakes, ground pepper and parsley.
- Store hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
For this Instant Pot Hummus (without Tahini) recipe I used this Instant Pot IP-LUX60 V3 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker. It’s 6 quarts, so the same size as most slow cookers. It cost me around $80 on Amazon. When I cooked it in the slow cooker I used my 6 Quart oval Kitchenaid Slow Cooker.
Click here for the slow cooker version of this recipe.
- Calories: 79
- Sugar: 1.6 grams
- Sodium: 239 mg
- Fat: 3.7 grams
- Carbohydrates: 9.2 grams
- Fiber: 2.6 grams
- Protein: 2.9 grams