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How to Make Hummus

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Ingredients for hummus in a food processor

Prep

10 minutes

Yield

6 -8

Want to learn how to make hummus at home? This recipe takes 10-minutes and will be 110 times better than store-bought hummus. It's creamier, healthier, and more delicious.

Hummus is such a popular, versatile dip that I love. Hummus dates all the way back to the 13th century in Egypt and is still commonly eaten today throughout the Middle East, and beyond. Hummus is easy to find in any grocery store, but the stuff you buy in the store is full of preservatives and other ingredients you can’t pronounce. It also doesn’t have that delicious creamy texture you want, and people don’t know how to make hummus so they don’t know what they’re missing with the homemade stuff. This recipe makes it easy and will make you want to keep making it again and again at home.

Homemade hummus in a white bowl

Why you’ll love this hummus:

  • Easy: This recipe only takes 10-minutes. It takes longer for you to go to the store and buy it. So why not make it at home?
  • Versatile: You can add different spices and ingredients when you make hummus and on top. There are so many options.
  • Eat It On Everything: Dip it, spread it, you can eat and make hummus anyway you like. It’s so good on everything!
Ingredients on a counter for how to make hummus

Ingredient to Make Hummus:

These are some of the key ingredients to make hummus:

Chickpeas: As a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, chickpeas have so many health benefits! They are also high in protein and are key in a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Tahini: Tahini is a Middle Eastern condiment made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds. It is a common ingredient found in hummus, baba ghanoush, and halva.

Garlic: Garlic is actually so good for you and full of medicinal properties. Not only does it add so much flavor, but it’s full of nutrients and good for boosting your immune system.

Ingredients for hummus in a food processor

How to make hummus:

  1. Rinse + drain the chickpeas and add them to the food processor.

2. Add the tahini, garlic cloves, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cracked black pepper, cumin, red chili flakes, and olive oil to the food processor.

3. Blend on high until almost completely smooth. 

4. Scrape the sides down in-between blending.

5. While blending, slowly stream in the cold water until completely smooth. Adjust the seasoning to taste.

6. Transfer the hummus to a serving dish and use a spoon to spread around evenly- making a small well in the center.

7. Stream extra olive oil on top and into the well, and sprinkle the top with fresh parsley!

8. Serve with prepared fresh veggies and toasted pita bread! TASTY!

Fresh homemade hummus in a white bowl on a counter

Expert Tips & FAQ:

What can I add to hummus? Add other delicious ingredients like roasted red pepper, black garlic, sundried tomatoes, lemon zest, etc.! Use any of your favorite spices, herbs, or even use flavored olive oil to your homemade hummus! There are so many easy ingredients to make hummus with to add some pizazz to it!

Storage: Store the homemade hummus in the fridge for 4 – 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

How do I store tahini? Since it’s high in oil, keep tahini in the fridge once it’s open to avoid it going bad too quickly.

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Fresh homemade hummus in a white bowl on a counter

How to Make Hummus

5 from 1 vote
Want to learn how to make hummus at home? This recipe takes 10-minutes and will be 110 times better than store-bought hummus. It's creamier, healthier, and more delicious.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Vegan Appetizers, Vegan Meals
Cuisine Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Middle Eastern-Inspired, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 6 -8
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 – 540ml cans of chickpeas strained, drained and rinsed
  • ¾ cup tahini
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • juice of 2 large lemons
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp cracked black pepper
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp red chili flakes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ cup cold water
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley chopped

Instructions
 

  • Rinse + drain the chickpeas and add them to the food processor.
  • Add the tahini, garlic cloves, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cracked black pepper, cumin, red chili flakes, and olive oil to the food processor.
  • Blend on high until almost completely smooth. 
  • Scrape the sides down in-between blending.
  • While blending, slowly stream in the cold water until completely smooth. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
  • Transfer the hummus to a serving dish and use a spoon to spread around evenly- making a small well in the center.
  • Stream extra olive oil on top and into the well, and sprinkle the top with fresh parsley!
  • Serve with prepared fresh veggies and toasted pita bread! TASTY!

Notes

Add other delicious ingredients like roasted red pepper, black garlic, sundried tomatoes, lemon zest, etc.! 
Use any of your favorite spices, herbs, or even use flavored olive oil to your hummus! 
This is so DELICIOUS and perfect for parties, as an accompaniment to any meal, and an on-the-go snack for yourself or your kids!
Store the hummus in the fridge for 4 – 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 8 | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.3g | Protein: 10.1g | Fat: 19.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.8g | Sodium: 905.1mg | Fiber: 6.5g | Sugar: 1.7g
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Kelsey T.

5 stars
I was always so intimidated to make hummus- cause i could never tried one that i truly liked. This changed my mind! I even added some hot sauce to it! YUM!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Happy to hear Kelsey! thank you!!

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