This creamy, springtime fresh hummus is a more savory, less tangy, thicker, and heartier version of tzatziki. If you like hummus and you like tzatziki, I can guarantee you will love this Easy Tzatziki Hummus!
Drain the cucumbers: Place the grated cucumbers in a sieve and toss with ¼ teaspoon salt. Set the sieve over another bowl to catch the liquid and then transfer the cucumbers to the refrigerator and allow to drain for 2-3 hours. When done draining, transfer the cucumbers to a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out as much liquid as you can.
Start Hummus: Add the cooked chickpeas to the bowl of a food processor. Then add the cloves of garlic and 1 tablespoon of chickpea liquid (aquafaba). Process until chickpeas resemble wet sand, about 2 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of bowl as needed.
Add the remaining hummus ingredients except olive oil and cucumbers. Process to combine, about 1 minute, again stopping to scrape down the sides of bowl as needed. With processor running, slowly stream in the olive oil. Then, slowly stream in the chickpea cooking liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is achieved. (SEE NOTES) Stir in cucumbers and taste for seasoning.
Garnish and Serve: Transfer your hummus to a large serving bowl and top with your favorite dip garnishes. Enjoy!
Greek yogurt is strained, so your hummus won’t end up watery. You can substitute regular yogurt or sour cream, but be sure to place it in a cheesecloth (or paper towel) lined sieve, set it in a bowl and let it strain for at least 30 minutes, up to 4 hours in the refrigerator.
Grate cucumbers on the large holes of a grater.
Don’t add salt to hummus until after to stir in the cucumbers. Since the cucumbers are salted it will add salt to the hummus, so make sure to taste and adjust for salt after the cucumbers have been added.
I use about 7 tablespoons of chickpea cooking liquid.
Yield: Roughly 2 1/2 cups
Nutritional information is an estimate based upon 6 servings. Exact information will depend upon the brands of ingredients and precise measurements used.