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Instant Pot Classic Hummus

Instant Pot classic hummus from scratch is crazy delicious and simple to make. 

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword hummus, hummus recipe, instant pot
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 37 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 49 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 86 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


For Cooking the Beans

  • 1/2 pound dry garbanzo beans
  • 3 1/2 cups water (for cooking beans)
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic/ garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Hummus

  • drained, cooked garbanzo beans
  • 3/4 cup reserved cooking liquid (I started with 1/2 cup and added until the consistency looked good to me)
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • juice of one whole lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, roughly chopped
  • Optional: olive oil, paprika and oregano - for garnish


Cooking the Beans

  1. Add the water, dry beans, garlic powder and salt to the Instant Pot.

  2. Close the lid, lock it and cook on manual high pressure for 60 minutes with a full natural pressure release (NPR - do not use quick release lever, but allow the pressure indicator pin to drop on its own).

  3. Drain the beans, and reserve the cooking liquid to use in the hummus, and allow them to cool for a few minutes. It's okay if they are still a little warm, but you don't want them piping hot.

Making the Hummus

  1. Add the cooked beans, half cup of cooking liquid (for starting out), tahini, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and cumin to the food processor, and blend.

  2. Stop the food processor, and check the taste and consistency. Add more cooking liquid, if desired. I used a total of 3/4 cup of cooking liquid, FYI. 

  3. Serve and enjoy! Refrigerate leftovers for up to a week.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Classic Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 86 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 166mg7%
Potassium 130mg4%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.