How to Make Homemade Hummus

By Rena |

Everyone should know how to make an easy homemade hummus recipe. It is so smooth, creamy, easy to make, and tastes super fresh and flavorful. Learn how to make the best hummus recipe in just a few minutes with simple ingredients with step by step instructions.

How to make homemade hummus

We will be showing you a step by step process on how to make an easy homemade hummus recipe. This easy  recipe requires few ingredients and 15 minutes of your time. Also, the end result will be amazing, creamy, and fluffy hummus full of flavor.

If you’re looking for other awesome appetizers, why not try these  delicious Buffalo Chicken Meatballs or my scrumptious Keto Deviled Eggs!

why this homemade hummus recipe is so good

  • Easy to make. With only a handful of ingredients, in a few minutes you’ll have a delicious hummus.
  • Creamy. This homemade hummus recipe serves up a silky, cream and utterly luxurious dip.
  • Better than store bought. With a few simple tricks, you’ll have a rich and fluffy hummus that’s better than store bought!

 

ingredients

  • Chickpeas: Make sure they are rinsed and drained.
  • Lemon Juice: Go for freshly squeezed juice.
  • Garlic Cloves: Roughly chopped.
  • Tahini: This gives the hummus it’s distinct earthy flavor.
  • Ground Cumin: A nutty, spicy taste with somewhat bitter undertones and a warm, penetrating aroma with hints of lemon.
  • Olive Oil: Extra virgin works best, it’s silky with a freshness to it.

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE HUMMUS

Get the Chickpeas ready:

Drain and rinse the chickpeas in a colander. If desired you can peel them and discard the thin skin. But you certainly don’t need to peel the chickpeas.

Homemade hummus

Add ingredients in the food processor:

Next, add chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic clove, water or ice cubes, cumin, olive oil, and salt to a high-powered blender. Blend the chickpeas on high for 30 seconds, pause once or twice to scrape the sides down. If the hummus seems too thick, add a tablespoon or two of water.

easy homemade hummus recipe

Plate the Hummus and Garnish:

Transfer the hummus into a large bowl, using the back of a large spoon to create swirls in the center. Taste the hummus and add in extra salt, cumin, and/or lemon juice if needed. Drizzle olive oil and a dash of paprika, if desired. Finally, you may add on any toppings that you would like, and enjoy!!

easy homemade hummus recipe from scratch

What is Hummus?

Hummus is a savory dip made of blended cooked chickpeas (also known as Garbanzo beans), tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil. Originated from the middle east, hummus is a middle eastern staple that’s enjoyed across the globe by everyone. Hummus serves as a side dish and great add ons to all sorts of recipes.

what does hummus taste like?

Hummus doesn’t taste much of chickpeas at all, because of the other ingredients that are mixed with it. It tastes a little garlicky and also tangy because of lemon juice in it. It’s smooth and creamy, with a slightly savory/earthy aftertaste from the tahini – bottom line…it’s delicious!

Is this homemade hummus recipe healthy?

Hummus is made of healthy and clean ingredients. They are high in fiber and a good source of protein for vegans. Loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, hummus is good for you when eaten in moderation.  The high-fat content in hummus comes from the tahini (toasted sesame), and olive oil. Also, a serving of hummus is usually about 2-3 tablespoons.

What is Hummus Made of

The primary ingredient of hummus is chickpeas. There are a few other essential ingredients needed in making an easy homemade hummus. These are Tahini sauce or paste (ground toasted sesame seeds), olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper, and occasionally more herbs like cumin.

ingredients for homemade hummus

Is hummus keto-friendly

No. Unfortunately, hummus is not keto-friendly. The main ingredient of Hummus chickpeas which are classified as legumes. Chickpeas are high in carbs and aren’t recommend for the keto diet.

How long does homemade hummus last

Do not leave your homemade hummus on the counter for more than one hour. It is best to store your hummus in an airtight container in the fridge. Homemade hummus will last 5-7 days in the fridge.

Can you freeze homemade hummus

Yes. Freeze your homemade hummus in a tightly sealed container for up to 3 months. Remove the container 24 hours prior and leave it in the fridge to thaw before giving it a nice mix, garnish with some olive oil, and then serve.

Is Hummus Gluten-free

All ingredients used to make homemade hummus are gluten-free. So yes hummus is gluten-free. Also, look at the ingredients on the label of storebought hummus to make sure none of the ingredients added have gluten.

Is Hummus Vegan

Yes, Homemade Hummus should be Vegan. Most storebought hummus may also be vegan-friendly. Just make sure you read the labels for hidden ingredients like honey or milk powder added to the hummus to be on the safe side.

what does hummus taste good with

So many things! Veggies: Carrots, celery, green and red bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, the list goes on. Choose your fave veggies and get dipping.

You can dip wholegrain chips or pita bread in it for a great snack too. The options are endless on things to eat hummus with.

easy homemade hummus recipe

recipe notes and tips

  • Use fresh lemon juice. Store-bought lemon juice always tastes stale and sad, and it will make your hummus taste stale and sad. Buy lemons and your hummus will taste fresh and delicious.
  • For a more mellow tasting hummus, mince the garlic in the food processor or blender with the lemon juice and let that mixture rest for a few minutes, the garlic will lose its harsh, raw bite and mellow out.
  • Sprinkle of ground sumac, which is sour and deep pink, it balances out the hummus so well. Or sprinkle on some paprika, for a splash of color.
  • You only need a handful of ingredients to make a delightful hummus, so why not use the best quality fixings you can find? Wholesome, organic ingredients will result in a tastier, healthier hummus.
  •  Top off your dip with sliced pickles for a satisfying crunch.
  • For a creamier hummus, tenderize the chickpeas using baking soda in the overnight soaking of the chickpeas,
  • Invest in some good tahini like Soom or Al Arz, it’s worth it!

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How to make homemade hummus

How to make Homemade Hummus

A step by step process on how to make homemade hummus using simple ingredients
3.75 from 4 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 201kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 30 oz Chickpeas, 2 Cans rinsed and drained
  • ¼ Cup Lemon Juice (from 1 1⁄2 to 2 lemons), more to taste
  • 1-2 Garlic Cloves roughly chopped
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ Cup Tahini
  • ¾ Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ Cup water or 3 ice cubes

Optional Garnishes:

  • A drizzle of olive oil, sprinkle of paprika, chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas in a colander.
  • If desired you can peel them and discard the thin skin.
  • Get all your ingredients ready.
  • Next, add chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic clove, water or icecubes, cumin, olive oil and salt to a high powered blender.
  • Blend the chickpeas on high for 30 seconds, pause once or twice to scrape the sides down. If the hummus seems too thick, add a tablespoon or two of water.
  • Transfer the hummus into a large bowl, using the back of a large spoon to create swirls in the center. Taste the hummus and add in extra salt, cumin and/or lemon juice if needed.
  • Drizzle olive oil and a dash of paprika, or add on any toppings that you would like. Enjoy!!

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Notes

  • Use fresh lemon juice. Store-bought lemon juice always tastes stale and sad, and it will make your hummus taste stale and sad. Buy lemons and your humus will taste fresh and delicious.
  • For a more mellow tasting hummus, mince the garlic in the food processor or blender with the lemon juice and let that mixture rest for a few minutes, the garlic will lose its harsh, raw bite and mellow out.
  • Sprinkle of ground sumac, which is sour and deep pink, it balances out the hummus so well. Or sprinkle on some paprika, for a splash of color.
  • You only need a handful of ingredients to make a delightful hummus, so why not use the best quality fixings you can find? Wholesome, organic ingredients will result in a tastier, healthier hummus.
  •  Top off your dip with sliced pickles for a satisfying crunch.
  • For a creamier hummus, tenderize the chickpeas using baking soda in the overnight soaking of the chickpeas,
  • Invest in some good tahini like Soom or Al Arz, it's worth it!

Nutrition

Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Sara says

    5 stars
    I really love this recipe it’s quick and easy and I made a huge batch of it for meal prepping during the week. And iv also made it for a pot luck at work and all the nurses I work with LOVED IT! Deff a recipe I’ll keep using

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