Speedy Hummus

This hummus is made in a pressure cooker with the traditional flavors of chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, and olive oil. Make your own flavored hummus by adding roasted red peppers, roasted garlic, or sun-dried tomatoes to this basic recipe.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hour 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1 cup dried chickpeas
  • 8 cups water
  • 1⁄4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 3⁄4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 3⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1⁄3 cup tahini
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into sticks
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into sticks
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips


  • In a pressure cooker, add chickpeas and 4 cups water. Lock the lid into place; bring to high pressure for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and quick-release the pressure. Drain the water, rinse the beans, and add to the pressure cooker again with the remaining 4 cups water. Let soak for 1 hour.
  • Stir in a tablespoon olive oil. Lock the lid into place; bring to high pressure and maintain for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow pressure to release naturally. Drain beans.
  • In the bowl of a food processor, add the chickpeas, the remaining 1⁄4 cup olive oil, cumin, pepper, salt, lemon juice, garlic, and tahini. Blend until creamy.
  • Transfer to serving dishes and serve chilled or at room temperature with cut vegetables.