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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


  • 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.