The Easy Hummus Recipe Every Snack Addict Will Love

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If you're searching for an easy hummus recipe, you've come to the right place! We're sharing our top tips and tricks.

If you’re not already obsessed with this dip, hummus is made from chickpeas and tahini. It’s fresh, creamy and perfect for dipping pita chips or spreading on a wrap.

Why Homemade?

While you’ll find hummus brands at nearly every supermarket, we love making hummus at home as you can make big batches perfectly customized to your tastebuds.

Plus, homemade hummus is super simple to make from scratch! All you need are a handful of pantry ingredients like canned chickpeas, tahini, fresh lemon juice, garlic and salt. No tahini at home? No worries! It’s optional in this recipe.

Tips on Selecting Ingredients

To keep things easy, use canned chickpeas instead of dried. You can also use cannellini beans in place of chickpeas. This cannellini bean hummus is delightful, too. If you have extra time and want to achieve a creamy hummus consistency, remove the skins from each chickpea after rinsing them.

If you’re looking to take your hummus to the next level, high-quality tahini is a must. It’s a creamy paste made from ground sesame seeds. Tahini adds a rich nutty flavor to hummus, that helps round out the lemon and garlic flavors.

Essential Tools You’ll Need

You can make homemade hummus in your food processor or high-speed blender. We love this Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor ($200) because of its simple controls, enormous capacity and trio of blades.

Prepping fresh minced garlic can quickly turn into a tedious task. Peel and mince with ease using this stainless steel garlic prep set ($13).

This serving bowl ($32 for 4) is only 7″ wide with low edges, making it easy to scoop up hummus.

How to Make Hummus

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This easy lemon-garlic hummus from Kris Capener in Utah is perfect for beginners!


  • 3/4 cup olive or canola oil
  • 2 cups canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4-1/2 cup tahini (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Step 1: Blend it up

In a food processor, combine the oil, chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic and salt. Cover and blend until perfectly smooth. For a more authentic hummus, add about 1/4 – 1/2 cup tahini to ingredients.

Editor’s Tip: For a thinner consistency, add aquafaba or ice-cold water until you reach your desired consistency.

Step 2: Garnish and serve

Transfer to a serving bowl, drizzle with a little extra olive oil and sprinkle on some paprika for taste and a pop of color.

Is Hummus Healthy?

Chickpeas are an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Instead of chips, try pairing the hummus with a healthy dipper like carrots, radishes or celery for extra benefits.

How to Serve Homemade Hummus

Serve hummus as a dip with pita bread wedges or assorted fresh vegetables. (Here’s how to make pita bread at home!)

This hummus is also great spread on wraps, topped on pizza and even stirred into pasta. Check out these other recipes to make with hummus, too.

Tips for Storage

Your homemade hummus should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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Jenna Urben
Jenna is a food blogger focused on sharing allergy-friendly recipes. Her favorite ingredients include sweet potatoes, chickpeas and squash.