Loaded Summer Hummus

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We’ve covered the how-to’s on plain hummus… we’ve done a winter spin on hummus… and today it’s all about Loaded Summer Hummus!

Loaded Summer Hummus from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Imagine a silky smooth hummus loaded with a greek-ish summer salad with tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers and chives. Once you’re done thinking about how incredible and refreshing that would be right this very second… MAKE IT!

It takes less than 7 minutes once you peel the chickpeas and makes for a gorgeous appetizer or snack. Serve it up with some baked pita chips and you’ve got summer appetizers handled for the foreseeable future!

Loaded Summer Hummus from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

And TRUST me… peeling the chickpeas make a world of difference. You can skip that step if you’re in a hurry (it adds an extra 3-4 minutes to the total time) but if you take the time to peel the skins off the chickpeas the hummus will be beyond smooth. Like the smoothest hummus ever! EVER.  You’ll hate me for those 3-4 minutes but I promise you’ll feel better as soon as it’s done!! xoxo

Loaded Summer Hummus from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Loaded Summer Hummus

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 -6 people


For the Hummus

  • 1 15- ounce can garbanzo beans drained and peeled
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2-3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice more as needed
  • 2-3 small cloves garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt or more to taste
  • Water as needed

For the Topping

  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 4 Persian cucumbers diced same size as tomatoes
  • 1/4 medium red onion small dice
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Sumac or paprika
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped herbs or a mix of parsley, mint, and chives, plus more for garnish


  • In a food processor, blend the chickpeas by themselves for 1 minute until powdery clumps form. Scrape down the sides and blend again until everything is the same consistency. Add the tahini, lemon juice, garlic and salt and blend until smooth. With the machine running, drizzle in 1 tablespoon of water at a time, until you get very smooth, light and creamy mixture. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more salt, garlic or lemon if needed.
  • To serve, top it with all the toppings sprinkled over the top, drizzle with olive oil and serve with freshly baked pita chips.


  1. Fresh chick peas are so much more delicious I’m surprised you suggest canned. They just take a bit of extra time to soak and cook but it’s worth it!!

  2. Do you ever look figure up the nutritional info for your recipes? Your recipes always sound and look amazing and delicious! This info would
    Be so helpful! Let me know if you could.

    Thank you 🙂

    1. Hey Carrie! I don’t but I know a handful of my readers input the recipes into their favorite tracking apps depending on what software they prefer!

  3. 5 stars
    I had several people ask me for this recipe after serving it at a party – also fun to add feta, olives … so many wonderful ways to make this hummus! Super easy appetizer!

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