Pressure-Cooker Hummus


Cooking chickpeas from scratch is the best way to make your own hummus, but it can take hours to soak and cook them yourself. Enter the pressure cooker. Even without an overnight soak, your beans can be done in less than an hour, making this the ultimate last-minute appetizer option.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
4 1/2 cups


  • 1 ½ cups dried chickpeas

  • 6 cups water

  • ¾ cup lemon juice

  • ½ cup tahini

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Place chickpeas and water in the bowl of a multicooker. Cook on high pressure for 45 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid, then drain the chickpeas.

  2. Place the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, oil, salt, garlic and half of the reserved cooking liquid in a food processor. Process until smooth. If the hummus seems thick, add the remaining cooking liquid. Garnish with parsley and a drizzle of olive oil, if desired.


To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Equipment: Electric pressure cooker (multicooker)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

152 Calories
11g Fat
11g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Serving Size 1/4 cup
Calories 152
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Vitamin A 5IU 0%
Vitamin C 5mg 6%
Folate 9mcg 2%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 8mg 2%
Potassium 173mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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