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Easy homemade hummus recipe

Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe (with Variations)

Nick @ walktoeat
Easy homemade hummus recipe with variations to make an even more flavorful dip. Learn how to make hummus at home so you no longer have to eat tore-bought!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6
Calories 189 kcal


  • 1 can chickpeas (or 1.5 cups cooked)
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 5 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-4 tbsp water
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 clove garlic, grated or finely minced
  • 1/4 tsp cumin (optional)


  • Add all ingredients to a food processor starting with 2 tbsp of water. Purée for 3 minutes or until creamy and smooth.
  • For a thinner hummus, add another tbsp of water. Purée for 10-20 seconds until combined. Repeat until desired consistency is reached. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and your choice of spices such as paprika, crushed red pepper, or cumin (optional).
  • Serve immediately or store in a resealable container in the refrigerator. Hummus will keep 4-5 days.


Texture: Start by adding 2 tbsp of water to food processor and purée for 3 minutes. For a thinner hummus, add more water 1 tbsp at a time followed by 10-20 seconds of processing until you reach desired consistency.
Variations: If you're feeling adventurous, try one of these variations for this hummus:
  • Pesto - Add 1/2 cup of pesto like this vegan kale pesto to crank up the flavor. Alternatively, simply place a dollop of pesto on this finished hummus (instead of adding at the beginning). This way, you get two types of hummus, one bowl.
  • Beets - Beet hummus is amazing in taste and appearance. The bright and colorful will be the talk of the meal. Just add a roasted or boiled beet prior to processing.
  • Roasted garlic - Swap out fresh garlic for golden roasted garlic.
  • Roasted red pepper - Chop up some roasted red peppers and add them before mixing or spoon on top of the finished hummus.


Serving: 0.33cupCalories: 189kcalCarbohydrates: 17.1gProtein: 5.2gFat: 12.1gSaturated Fat: 1.7gSodium: 194mgPotassium: 168mgFiber: 4.1gSugar: 0.3gCalcium: 75mgIron: 2mg
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