Homemade Hummus


Homemade hummus is great because you can reduce the amount of olive oil and tahini, making it lower in fat and calories. Since this recipe has a lot less fat than store-bought hummus, we calculate the Portion Fix containers differently. A ¼ cup serving of this recipe uses only ½ of a precious yellow and 1½ tsp instead of 1 blue container (which means you can save that blue container for avocado, nuts, or cheese!).

Homemade Hummus

Total Time: 5 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 10 servings, about ¼ cup each

1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), reserve liquid
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
¼ cup tahini (sesame butter)
Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) (to taste; optional)
Ground paprika (for garnish; optional)

1. Place chickpeas, lemon juice, oil, and garlic in food processor or blender and pulse until chickpeas are mashed.
2. Add tahini; pulse for 1 minute. If hummus is too thick, add some of the reserved chickpea liquid. Add salt, if desired.
3. Garnish with paprika, if desired.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 93
Total Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 110 mg
Carbohydrates: 9 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 1 g
Protein: 3 g

P90X/P90X2 Portions
½ Fat
¼ Tuber/Legume Carb

P90X3 Portions
½ Carb
1½ Fat

Body Beast Portions
½ Legume
1½ Fat

½ Yellow
1½ tsp.

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  1. Garrett K said:


    I have some questions about the 21 Day Fix container breakdown for this recipe.

    In 21 Day Fix and Insanity Max 30, both of which use the 21 Day Fix nutrition plan, have Hummus listed as “1 serving = 1/4th cup = 1 Blue container”. It does not count Hummus to have any ‘Yellows’ or ‘Reds’ to it. It’s ONLY Blue. Yet, with this particular recipe that we’re looking at (which is also a full fat Hummus) has the 21 Day Fix / Max 30 colours listed as “1 serving = 1/2 cup = 1 Yellow + 1/2 Red + 1/2 Blue/Orange”.

    How does that work out? If, in the 21 Day Fix guide, hummus (1/4th cup) is listed as JUST 1 blue… how is 1/2 a cup of Beachbody Blog Hummus listed as 1/2 of a Blue PLUS 1 Yellow PLUS 1/2 a Red?

    There’s a slight discrepancy between this recipe, and what the Fix Guide says. I’d recommend looking over the recipe again, and looking over the Fix Guide again, because it appears as if you’re categorizing the container macros of the recipe incorrectly 🙂 Especially since 21 Day Fix is quite particular about their recipes, and about the container allocation for challengers.

    On Max 30, I only allocated 3 Yellow, 4 Red, 4 Green, 3 Purple, 1 Blue, 1 Orange, and 4 tsp’s each day. So… correct container allocation is important 😉

    • Lisa Schlehuber said:

      When I look at the serving size of this receipe I see that it is 1/2 C. That would explain the 1 yellow, hald red, and 1/2 blue. I think if you used the blue container to measure it with, then you can count it as 1 blue, as per the book.