Amy's Accidental Hummus

A Healthy Snack Idea for Kids

Hummus is one of my all time favorite snacks - it is so creamy and delicious. And because it contains a nice balance of slowly digesting carbohydrates, fats, protein, and fiber - it is also super satisfying and won't send your blood sugar soaring.

I call this my Accidental Hummus because it was created purely on accident. I went to make one of my go-to southwest hummus recipes* but didn't have some of the required spices so I played around with what I did have. The result turned out to be such a hit with my girls that I thought I would share this kid-approved, healthy snack.

The bonus is that it is ridiculously easy and you can make it in about 5-10 minutes.

This healthy hummus recipe is completely kid-approved! 

This healthy hummus recipe is completely kid-approved! 

Amy's Accidental Hummus


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons tahini (ground sesame seeds)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor or a high speed blender and process until smooth and super creamy. Be sure to scrape the sides of the blender jar or processor bowl to incorporate all ingredients.
  2. Serve and enjoy!

Note: My girls like this with sliced veggies or Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips. It is also super yummy served with Flacker Crackers.

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*Adapted from this Smoky Southwest Hummus recipe.