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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
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 201kcal
Author Rena


  • 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


  • 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!!



  • 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!


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