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Truffle Hummus

This homemade Truffle Oil Hummus recipe is quick and easy to make, super-smooth and creamy, and tastes so fresh and flavourful! Full of lemon zest, garlic, and truffle! This gluten free and vegan garlic hummus recipe will be a show stopper at your next party!

easy simple truffle oil hummus recipe

This homemade roasted garlic hummus is beautifully smooth and swirled, and begging to be scooped up onto a wedge of pita bread or with some delicious seedy crackers. It’s nutty and tangy, thanks to the tahini, with notes of bright, fresh lemon, mellow garlic, and truffle.

Hummus is one of the most versatile dishes that can be used as an appetizer, snack, a dip, spread or as a side. I usually have a container of hummus in my refrigerator and I change it up often by adding different ingredients to it. While I love a classic garlic hummus, this truffle oil hummus is my absolute favourite! It reminds me of garlic parmesan truffle fries, and who doesn’t love those?!

Truffle oil has a garlicky, earthy, pungent and almost musky aroma and is absolutely delicious to taste. It is used as finishing oil in a lot of foods like fries, pasta and risotto. A little bit goes a long way. Enjoy this hummus with freshly toasted pita crisps or as a dip with carrots, cucumbers and celery sticks.

garlic truffle oil hummus with fresh cilantro and chickpeas


Alright, first let’s back up for a sec — just exactly what is hummus?  In case this is new to you, it’s a classic dish from the Middle East and Mediterranean made primarily from chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans), tahini (ground sesame paste), lemon juice, garlic and salt.  Certain countries add in their own variations of ingredients, like ground cumin. In store, you can purchase ALL SORTS of different flavours like classic, garlic, roasted red pepper, etc. It can be served warm or cold, as a dip or as a spread, and most of all, it’s downright delicious.

6 ingredient truffle hummus with olive oil drizzle


For the most part, all the ingredients for homemade hummus can be found in your pantry. This makes it easy for a last minute appetizer or dip for parties, or a weeknight dinner for friends and family! Ingredients for this truffle hummus are as follows:

  • Chickpeas – Any can of chickpeas will do! You will be cooking, rinsing, draining and adding this to the hummus.
  • Baking soda – This will help break down the chickpeas, so the hummus becomes velvety smooth!
  • Garlic – This recipe calls for one to two cloves, but I use more than that sometimes to add more of a garlic flavour.
  • Truffle oil – The secret ingredient to this truffle oil hummus! Add the most intense and delicious flavour. If you like truffle, you will LOVE this truffle hummus!
  • Olive oil – Adds more delicious flavour, and helps immensely with the texture! I like adding more to the top for serving the hummus as well.
  • Lemon juice – Fresh is best!
  • Tahini – Since this ingredient is arguably the most prominent flavour in hummus, I recommend purchasing a jar of good-quality tahini.
  • Aquafaba – I don’t like letting this glorious liquid go to waste, so I like using it in place of water! This is another game-changing ingredient when it comes to the texture of your hummus. If it’s too thick and not smoothing out, just add in some more aquafaba.
  • Salt and pepper – I use Himalayan pink sea salt and ground pepper corns!
gluten free and vegan hummus recipe for an easy appetizer
homemade hummus served with gluten free seed crackers


  1. Cook Your ChickpeasThis only adds 20 minutes to your hummus-making time, and it’s my number one tip for making perfect hummus at home. The baking soda will help break down the chickpeas and cook them faster, which in turns makes the hummus ten times more creamy and delicious!
  2. Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice. The fresher the better! I prefer using fresh lemons instead of store bought lemon juice. If you like a little more tang and flavour I like to add an extra tablespoon before I serve it!
  3. Garlic flavour mellowed out with lemon juice. Before blending all your ingredients, add the chopped garlic to lemon juice to mellow out the harsh bite. Trust me, this makes a huge difference! Not a fan of garlic? Skip it for garlic free hummus!


  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • Sesame seeds
  • Hot sauce, if you like things SPICY (like me)
best ever easy homemade hummus recipe
Yield: 6 servings

Easy Truffle Hummus Recipe

Easy Truffle Hummus Recipe

This homemade Truffle Oil Hummus recipe is quick and easy to make, super-smooth and creamy, and tastes so fresh and flavourful! Full of lemon zest, garlic, and truffle! This gluten free and vegan garlic hummus recipe will be a show stopper at your next party!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Chill Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 can chickpeas, 15 ounces
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp truffle oil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, or juice from 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp aquafaba, liquid from can of chickpeas
  • salt + pepper, I use A LOT


  1. Place the chickpeas in a medium saucepan and add the baking soda. Cover the chickpeas by several inches of water, then bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Continue boiling, reducing heat if necessary to prevent overflow, for about 20 minutes, or until the chickpeas look bloated, their skins are falling off, and they’re quite soft. In a strainer, drain the chickpeas and run cool water over them for about 30 seconds. Set aside (no need to peel the chickpeas for this recipe!).
  2. In a food processor or high speed blender, combine the lemon juice, garlic and salt. Process until the garlic is very finely chopped, then let the mixture rest so the garlic flavour can mellow, ideally 5 minutes or longer.
  3. Add the drained, over-cooked chickpeas, truffle oil, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, aquafaba, salt and pepper to food processor. Process until the hummus is coarsely pureed.
  4. Taste for seasoning, you might need to add some more truffle oil, lemon juice, or salt and pepper depending of your taste.
  5. Serve chilled with crackers, or pita bread.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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