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Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe

Learn how to make the absolute BEST Homemade Hummus recipe by blending up chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, and a few seasonings in the food processor or high speed blender.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 82 kcal
London Brazil


  • 2 cups chickpeas* cooked from dried beans
  • ½ tsp. lemon zest
  • ¼ cup lemon juice 1 large lemon
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil extra virgin, good quality
  • ¾ tsp. salt to taste
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes optional
  • 2-4 Tbsp. water or reserved chickpea liquid


  1. Add all hummus ingredients, except for water, into the bowl of an 11-cup+ food processor or high speed blender.

  2. Process for 1-2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl every 15-20 seconds.

  3. Add water or reserved chickpea liquid in 1 tablespoon increments and puree until your desired consistency is reached.

  4. Serve homemade hummus with carrots, celery, cucumber, bell peppers, chips, or crackers.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • You can also use 1 15-oz. can chickpeas that have been rinsed and drained.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 82 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.