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Instant pot hummus with different variations

Learn how to make perfect Instant pot hummus and many different variations to this hummus. Then, serve it in many ways other than a dip and impress everyone around you.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword hummus variations, instant pot hummus
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 329kcal
Author Sravanthi



  • 1 cup dried chickpeas 3 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 3 cups water Use 4 cups for unsoaked chickpeas
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 green chili optional
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder adjust as required
  • 1 teaspoon Salt adjust as required


  • Soak the chickpeas for 6 to 8 hours or overnight. If you are soaking for more hours, you can do it in the refrigerator. And you can refrigerate the soaked chickpeas for 2 to 3 days.
  • Wash the soaked chickpeas thoroughly 2 to 3 times. Then, drain them completely and add these to the instant pot inner pot.
  • If using dried chickpeas, rinse them a couple of times with clean water and add it to the Instant pot inner pot.
  • Add water and close the instant pot with its lid.
  • Start the Instant Pot in manual or pressure cooker mode and cook for 12 minutes on high pressure for soaked chickpeas. And cook for 50 minutes on high pressure for unsoaked chickpeas.
  • Once the instant pot beeps, wait for 10 minutes and do a quick pressure release. You can leave it aside and let the pressure release naturally also.
  • Drain the chickpeas and reserve the water. This reserved water can be added to hummus for a thinner consistency or used in making soups and curries.
  • Now take all ingredients to make hummus into a blender or food processor and grind it into a smooth paste. If necessary, you can add a little water to make hummus smooth.
  • Creamy and delicious pressure cooker hummus is ready to serve!


Nutrition values are my rough estimates. Please feel free to use your calculator if you rely on them for your diet.


Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 403mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 3mg