Easy Microwave Hummus

Chickpeas skins removed and microwaved for smoother and creamier hummus – you’ll want to eat this straight from the container

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Did you experience craving for something and you just can’t let it pass? It’s not a chocolate craving this time. ๐Ÿ˜€

I’ve been on a chickpeas kick lately and I’ve searching like crazy for recipes that includes chickpeas. I am not sure how many recipes I have seen and saved. I wanted to make them all in one time, but I am only human who gets tired… so I’d go with the easiest first.

When I hear the word chickpeas, the first thing that comes to my mind isย hummus. I’ve been very much in love withย hummus, but we don’t see each other that much. There’s only me to blame. My mouth starts to water whenever I see a creamyย hummus. There’s a special connection between me and hummus, by the way, that only both of us can understand. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Being said that I had this bad craving, I did not settle for store-bought or ready-made one – I wanted to make my own.

Making hummus with the canned chickpeas will not take that long, but I wanted to do a little something with regards to the texture. I prefer not-too-grainy hummus. I’ve read that removing the skin will make it creamier and microwaving will make it smoother. I wanted creamier and smoother hummus, so I did both.

Easy Microwave Hummus


  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas,ย not drained (optional: you can reserve 1 heaping tbsp for serving later)
  • 3ย cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste (start with 1/2 tsp)
  • 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

To serve (optional):

  • Olive oil
  • Few pieces chickpeas
  • Paprika
  • Roughly chopped parsley


  1. Separate the chickpeas and its water. Reserve the chickpeas water for later.
  2. In a shallow dish, place your drained chickpeas and remove the skin. Hold one chickpea with your index finger and thumb and it will easily pop out. Repeat until all skins have been removed. This will take about 20 minutes. (You can do this while watching your favorite TV show or movie.)
  3. Wash the skinned chickpeas and drain.
  4. Place the chickpeas in a heatproof bowl and put back the reserved chickpeas water.
  5. Add the garlic cloves and microwave for 4-5 minutes. Let cool.
  6. In a food processor or blender, add in the microwaved chickpeas with garlic along with lemon juice, salt and tahini. While the food processor/blender is mixing, add in olive oil. Process until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as needed. Adjust the seasoning at this point, if desired.
  7. Transfer into container and place in the fridge for thicken up and develop flavor.
  8. To serve, drizzle more olive oil, chickpeas, roughly chopped parsleyย and paprika. Serve with your favorite crackers, veggies or pita bread.

Source recipe:ย Best Ever 5 Minute Microwave Hummus by Minimalist Baker


Skinning the chickpeas is totally optional. If you don’t prefer to skin the chickpeas, I suggest you go with 1/2 cup tahini as per the source recipe.

If you prefer to skin the chickpeas, 1/3 cup of tahini is just the right amount to avoid the hummus to be thin.

But then again, your version, your preference. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I really love how this came out – just the way I wanted – creamy and smooth! I literally ate this straight from the container. So so good! Maybe I’ll try using dried chickpeas next time and compare it with using canned one. Hmmm… ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy Fiesta Friday # 107 to everyone! So… what do you think of this one, Angie? Hmm, how about you, Margy and Su? Thanks for attending to all of us, lovely people!

Wishing you a day full of smiles! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€


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67 thoughts on “Easy Microwave Hummus

  1. I love chickpeas too but had never heard of microwaving them before making hummus – I’ll give it a try next time although I’m not sure I’d have the patience to skin the chickpeas too!

  2. I love hummus, too, and your story made me laugh! I can give you a tip, though, on peeling. Put your chickpeas, either canned or cooked, into a large pot of water. Reach in and rub the chickpeas between your palms, rather roughly. Let go and the chickpeas will sink to the bottom and the skins will float. Repeat until you think you’ve gotten them all, or at least a good majority. Skim off the skins with a small strainer.

    Thanks for bringing this by Throwback Thursday!


  3. I’ve read that removing the skins makes for a creamier hummus, but I’ve never heard that you can microwave them too, I will have to try this next time, great idea! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

  4. Wow, the process of skinning the chickpeas and microwaving them clearly works because your hummus is super creamy and doesn’t look granular at all! You have convinced me to go the extra steps of skinning and microwaving next time I make it.

  5. I went crazy on buying chickpeas recently. I probably have a dozen cans of organic chickpeas and a few pounds of dried. I better get crazy on using them too! This looks delicious, so I’ll mark it to make it ASAP!

    1. At least I am not the only one getting crazy on chickpeas lately. ๐Ÿ˜€ I am planning to make this again tonight.
      Thanks a lot, Carlee. I hope you’d let me know how you like this recipe. Have a great week. ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  6. I’ve been on a chocolate kick lately, but I like your chickpeas kick too! This looks absolutely delicious, and I love your emphasis on texture- it’s so important! Happy FF, and have a marvelous weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. It takes a lot of patience, I know. ๐Ÿ˜€ But it was all worth it. I am glad that my hummus turned out the way I wanted it to be. Thanks, Laura. I am going to check your recipe. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  7. Jhuls, love your creamy hummus! It looks delicious and I am sure it tasted delicious too..You brought back memories of me shelling peas when I was little! I hated it! I was traumatised by that during my childhood! I will make it skin and all! Gives me extra fiber! ;). Thanks for bringing this super-easy recipe to FF! I am sure it has all been devoured by now!

    1. Maybe one day I could make you one? ๐Ÿ˜› Thank you so much, Linda. I am glad you loved the pictures, too. I will think about not licking my beautiful plate. ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. I never tried store-bought hummus. What I have tried is the one from resto and I loved it a lot. And that is the reason why I made this hummus. The previous ones I made was delicious, too, but this creamy and smooth version is a winner. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks a lot for stopping by, Julie. Happy FF! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

          1. I made this tonight! It does make lovely smooth homous…however, my tin of chickpeas held the smallest chickpeas I’ve EVER seen so I seemed to have hundreds of them to skin!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ it was worth it though. Great recipe honey xx

          2. I am so happy to know that you liked the recipe, Elaine. It’s bad we can’t see the actual size of the chickpeas like medicines, but I am happy that you skinned them still. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป Thanks a lot, Elaine! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  8. Wow, I learned 2 wonderful tips from reading your post, skinning and microwaving chickpeas makes the best hummus. Good to know and thanks for sharing Jhuls xx

  9. Wow, that looks unbelievably smooth! I don’t mind grainy hummus, but this looks seriously amazing…I’ll have to find some time to watch a little TV and skin some chickpeas!

    1. The skinning of chickpeas made me feel really bored, but it’s good that I was thinking of a good movie that time. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for stopping by. x

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