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A bowl full of the best hummus with chickpeas and parsley sprinkled on top.
5 from 6 votes

Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe

Learn how to make the best Homemade Hummus with this easy recipe, which can be ready in 10 minutes or less! Chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt are blended together in a food processor until smooth and creamy.

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


  • 3 cups chickpeas* cooked from dried beans
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • cup lemon juice 1 large lemon
  • cup tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • cup olive oil extra virgin, good quality
  • 1 tsp. salt to taste
  • ¾ tsp. cumin
  • ½ 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 a large 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. Adjust to taste.

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

Recipe Notes

Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: The chickpeas may be cooked in advance, up to 2-3 days ahead.
  • To Store: The hummus may be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-5 days after the garbanzo beans are cooked/uncanned.
  • To Freeze: Leftovers may be stored in a freezer-safe, airtight container for up to 3-4 months. Thaw in the refrigerator and stir well before serving, draining off any excess liquid. Be aware that freezing and thawing may affect the texture of the hummus, and call for re-emulsifying in the blender.

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.