Pomegranate Hummus

Not only does this pomegranate hummus look gorgeous, but it is also the best easy hummus recipe ever! A combination of canned chickpeas, garlic, tahini, olive oil, and lemon juice lends it the perfect, smooth texture.

smooth homemade hummus served in a black bowl with pomegranate seeds and sumac sprinkled on top and a small dish with more pomegranate arils in the background

Hummus makes a perfectly easy, convenient and healthy snack. Except when your name is Marie and in that case, hummus also makes a somewhat perfect, convenient and healthy dinner.

If you knew me in real life, you’d quickly notice that I always give myself up for little things I should rather hide.

A good example is me carefully burying the proofs of my third sushi lunch in three days but then making obvious allusions to my husband when he gets home. Being caught just makes me laugh.

And apparently, I’m doing this exact same thing right now on my blog.

overhead shot of homemade easy hummus drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds and sumac

Looking for the best easy hummus recipe? Look no further than this Pomegranate Hummus!

Should I tell you that I ate the whole batch of this awesome easy hummus + veggies for dinner the other night? Probably not, but I just did. It’s simply the best hummus recipe I know.

Also, Solal was having a night out with his friends which means…treat night + Netflix binge watch for yours truly! When I say treat, I don’t necessarily mean cheat treatI just eat whatever I want to eat.

This night, I was pondering the idea of yet another sushi dinner (yes, I’m obsessed) but to be honest I was just too worn out to even get out of the house and they don’t deliver.

Two hours of indecision and starvation later, I simply settled on this easy hummus recipe, sprinkled it with sumac and pomegranate seeds and called it a dinner.

And let me tell you, loads of hummus with veggies + lots of Nashville episodes = a happy and relaxed Marie!

Now tell me, what’s your favorite shameful dinner? Confess!

creamy and smooth homemade hummus served in a black bowl sprinkled with sumac and pomegranate arils, with some veggie sticks on the side - easy hummus recipe

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Pomegranate Hummus

Not only does this pomegranate hummus look gorgeous, but it is also the best easy hummus recipe ever! It's made with canned chickpeas, garlic, tahini, olive oil and lemon juice which lends this Israeli chickpea dip the perfect smooth texture and nutty, yet tangy taste! 

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Israeli, Mediterranean
Keyword appetizer, best hummus recipe, canned chickpeas, easy hummus, entertaining, healthy snack, mezze ideas, party food, pomegranate arils, post workout snack
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 tablespoons (1.5 cups)
Calories 51 kcal


  • 1 pomegranate cut in half
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice about 2 large lemons
  • 1/2 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt more or less to taste
  • 1 x 14 oz chickpeas 400 g can, rinsed and drained
  • 1/8 tsp sumac optional - you can also use smoked paprika


  1. Pop the seeds of half the pomegranate into a bowl. Save the juice and discard any pith.
  2. Add tahini and lemon juice in the bowl of your food processor. Pulse for about 1 minute, scraping the edges with a spatula as needed.
  3. Add garlic, olive oil and salt, and pulse again until smooth.
  4. Add chickpeas and saved pomegranate juice. Pulse until you reach the desired consistency, adding a little bit of water as needed (I added 1 tablespoon).
  5. Transfer in a serving bowl, swirl the top and drizzle a little bit of olive oil. Sprinkle with sumac if using and scatter pomegranate arils. Serve with pita chips (or your favorite chips) and veggie sticks like carrot, cucumber, celery, and bell pepper.
  6. If not serving straight away, transfer to an airtight container (or cover with plastic wrap) without the toppings, and add them at the last minute.

Recipe Notes

Method adapted from Inspired Taste

Nutrition Facts
Pomegranate Hummus
Amount Per Serving (1 tablespoon)
Calories 51 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 74mg3%
Potassium 67mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 2.3mg3%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. I can totally see myself devouring the whole bowl of this gorgeous hummus on my own as well! And the little pomegranate “jewels” on top are such a nice and festive touch!

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