Best Ever 5-Minute Microwave Hummus

6-ingredient hummus that comes together in 5 minutes and magically transformed into the best hummus thanks to the MICROWAVE! Trust me. It? s the best hummus I? ve ever made at home!

Author:Minimalist Baker
Prep time: 1 min
Cook time: 4 min
Category:Appetizer, Side, Snack
Cuisine:Mediterranean-Inspired, Vegan,


1 15-ounce can chickpeas, NOT drained
2-4 cloves garlic (depending on how garlicky you prefer it)
1/2 cup tahini
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
3/4 ?  1 tsp sea salt, depending on how salty you prefer it
1-2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  1. Microwave undrained chickpeas and whole garlic cloves in a mixing bowl for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add to blender or food processor and process with lemon juice, salt and tahini. Stream in olive oil while mixing.
  3. Process until smooth and creamy, scraping down sides as needed. Taste and adjust seasonings as you prefer. I find 3/4 tsp salt to be the perfect amount.
  4. Garnish with a little more olive oil and paprika, and serve with veggies, crackers and pita. Leftovers keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or more. It tastes even better refrigerated, as it has time to thicken up and develop in flavor.


Nutrition Facts

8 per recipe

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Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat
Sodium 239mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 12g4%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes Added Sugars
Protein 5g

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrition in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.