Best Instant Pot Hummus Recipe

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Make your own flavorful hummus at home with this easy instant pot hummus recipe!

A white bowl of hummus in front of an instant pot.

Who knew it was so easy to make homemade hummus at home? I kid you not, it’s easy and comes out creamy and delicious! 

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I love, love, love my instant pot. Heck, I even wrote a cookbook with 175 instant pot recipes! Some of my other favorite ways to use my instant pot is to make Instant Pot Cuban Black BeansInstant Pot Chicken Fried Rice, and Instant Pot Chicken Stock.

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Can I use canned chickpeas?

Yep! The longest part of this instant pot hummus recipe is the soaking of the dried chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans). You will need to plan ahead and soak them the night before you plan to make hummus in your instant pot. 

If you want to skip the soaking part, you can also swap out the dried chickpeas for the canned variety that are already soaked for you. 

Close up of homemade hummus in a white bowl.

Do I have to peel chickpeas for hummus?

No, we don’t peel the chickpeas for this pressure cooker hummus recipe. Some people prefer pealing them before turning them into hummus but I don’t find it necessary.

What can you eat with hummus besides pita?

  • Raw carrots, broccoli, or celery
  • Pita Chips
  • Turkey wraps
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What can I add to hummus for flavor?

At the blending stage of making hummus, there are many choices to change up the flavor. Here are a few ideas!

  • Red pepper paste
  • Kalamata olives
  • Black eyed peas
  • Boiled Peanuts
  • Avocado
  • Sweet Potato

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Instant Pot Hummus Recipe

Aileen Clark
Make your own flavorful hummus at home with this easy instant pot hummus recipe!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 9 hours 5 minutes
Course Appetizer Recipes
Cuisine Greek
Servings 8
Calories 229 kcal


  • 1 cup dried chickpeas sorted and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • 8 cups water divided
  • 1 whole head garlic skins removed and crushed
  • 1 onion halved
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 1 cup tahini


  • Combine chickpeas, 1 tablespoon salt, and 4 cups water in a large container. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for a minimum of 8 hours.
    Ingredients for hummus on a white counter.
  • Drain the soaking liquid from the beans and rinse well.
  • Add the chickpeas, crushed garlic, onion, bay leaves, and remianing 4 cups water to Instant Pot.
    Chickpeas, water, onion, bay leaves, and garlic inside instant pot.
  • Close the lid and set the pressure release valve to sealing.
  • Press the manual or pressure cook button and set to 15 minutes on high pressure.
  • Allow pressure to naturally release before removing instant pot lid.
  • Remove the onion and bay leaves from instant pot and discard.
  • Drain the chickpeas over a bowl to retain the cooking liquid.
  • Transfer the chickpeas to a food processor and add cumin, lemon juice, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt.
    Chickpeas and cumin inside blender.
  • Blend until smooth, adding the cooking liquid as needed to reach your desired consistency.
    Blended chickpeas with wooden spoon sticking out of blender bowl.
  • Stir the tahini into the hummus.
    Tahini mixed in with blended chickpeas.
  • Serve and enjoy!
    Bowl of hummus in a front of instant pot.



Serving: 1gCalories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 8gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gSodium: 288mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2g
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