Hummus Recipe

This creamy Hummus Recipe is made with the best quality hummus ingredients that give it a wonderful fresh and vibrant flavor. Perfect to customize to suit your tastes with your favorite flavors or texture. Once you make this easy recipe at home with chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic you will never buy it from the store again.

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Easy homemade hummus recipe

Making this classic and authentic hummus recipe with tahini in your own kitchen is one the easiest appetizer or snacks you will ever make. Our teens were introduced to hummus at school as a healthy snack that is good for you.

They got my husband and I into eating hummus and we all love this recipe. So much so they request it to be served with other appetizers or cheese platters at potlucks, holiday gatherings and Super Bowl parties!!

Overhead image of hummus in white bowl.

Try my house salad, easy pico de Gallo, pizza dip, air fryer Buffalo cauliflower and the perfect baked chicken meatballs next.

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • QUICK AND EASY – takes just 10 minutes to make
  • HEALTHY RECIPE – best snack that kids will eat that is good for them
  • MAKE AHEAD – perfect quick snack or lunch on-the-go to grab from the fridge
  • EASY TO CUSTOMIZE – use favorite ingredients, creamy or with more texture

Hummus ingredients

Labelled ingredients for hummus recipe.
  • Chickpeas – 2 (15-once) cans of chickpeas drained well, is the base for hummus
  • Tahini – (ground sesame seeds) provides a savory flavor and creaminess to the hummus
  • Lemon Juice – provides a bright acidity to the hummus, fresh squeezed lemon juice is best as the bottled lemon juice can lend a mettalic flavor
  • Olive Oil – adds a richness and helps to give it a smooth creamy texture
  • Garlic Cloves – adds a mild garlic flavor without being overpowering
  • Salt – adds seasoning
  • Cumin – common hummus ingredient adding a slight smoky flavor
  • Cayenne Pepper – (optional) adds a subtle heat and depth of flavor to the hummus

Hummus garnish (optional)

  • Olive Oil
  • Chickpeas – 10 or 12 reserved whole chickpeas
  • Cumin
  • Parsley – minced for a garnish
  • Cayenne Pepper – (optional)

Handy tip: Extra Smooth Hummus

For a smoother consistency to your hummus the chickpeas can have their outer skin removed. To remove the skin place them in a bowl of warm water. Working with 1 – 2 tablespoons of chickpeas at a time gently rub them between your hands removing the skin. Place in a separate bowl until finished, this will add to the prep time.

Hummus in white bowl with chickpeas.

Substitutions and additions

You can make this hummus without tahini by not using it or substituting it with nut butters like cashew or almond. Be aware that this will provide a different flavor to the hummus as tahini is a traditional hummus ingredient.

Use your favorite hummus ingredients like roasted red bell peppers, roasted beets or pumpkin purée by adding them into your hummus mixture.

You can garnish it with olive oil also using roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, fresh herbs and toasted pine nuts or almonds.

How to make homemade hummus recipe

Step by step instructions for hummus recipe with images for each step.

STEP ONE – Add all ingredients, except the parsley to the bowl of a food processor, grating in the fresh garlic and reserving a few chickpeas for garnish.

STEP TWO – Pulse until chickpeas begin to break down and paste begins to form.  Process mixture for 45-60 seconds, scrape down the bowl and process an additional 2-3 minutes or until a smooth paste is formed.

STEP THRE E- An additional 1-2 tablespoon of olive oil or warm water may need to be added during processing until desired consistency is reached.

STEP FOUR – Transfer hummus to a serving bowl.  With the back of a spoon, create a decorative swirl in the hummus.  Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with parsley and additional cumin and cayenne pepper and serve. 

Variations

Spice things up further by using jalapeños, red pepper flakes or chipotle peppers in your hummus.

Sandra’s Top Tips

  • Use a good quality olive oil for the best flavor
  • If you like more of a texture to your hummus rather than creamy you can pulse the chickpeas until they are roughly chopped or get to your desired texture
  • An additional 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil or warm water may need to be added during processing until your desired consistency is reached
  • Best served with your favorite crackers, pita bread, pita crackers or cut vegetables
  • Great fresh light appetizer to serve at barbecues and dinner with company

Storage instructions

Hummus can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Perfect to make ahead and grab it as a snack on the fly or for lunch when you need it.

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Hummus in white bowl.

Hummus Recipe


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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings

Description

This creamy Hummus Recipe is made with the best quality hummus ingredients that give it a wonderful fresh and vibrant flavor. Perfect to customize to suit your tastes with your favorite flavors or texture. Once you make this easy recipe at home with chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic you will never buy it from the store again.


Ingredients

215-ounces cans chickpeas, drained

1/4 cup tahini

1/4 cup lemon juice, 1-2 lemons

34 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for garnish

2 garlic cloves

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

12 tablespoons minced parsley for garnish


Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients, except the parsley to the bowl of a food processor, grating in the fresh garlic and reserving a few chickpeas for garnish.
  2. Pulse until chickpeas begin to break down and paste begins to form.  Process mixture for 45-60 seconds, scrape down the bowl and process an additional 2-3 minutes or until a smooth paste is formed.
  3. An additional 1-2 tablespoon of olive oil or warm water may need to be added during processing until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Transfer hummus to a serving bowl.  With the back of a spoon, create a decorative swirl in the hummus.  Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with parsley and additional cumin and cayenne pepper and serve.  Recipe makes about 1 ½ cups of hummus.

Notes

Storage instructions: Hummus can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Perfect to make ahead and grab it as a snack on the fly or for lunch when you need it.

This recipe can easily be doubled.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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