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Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe

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If you need a fuss-free homemade hummus recipe that tastes way better than store bought, then this is the recipe for you!

It’s picky eater & kid approved, and you literally just throw all your ingredients into a food processor and it makes itself! It’ll take 5 minutes or less of your time.

Homemade hummus in a white bowl with parsley, olive oil, and whole chickpeas added to the top.

This vegan-friendly hummus recipe is a great way to help kids eat their veggies. But, it’s also a nice and comforting dip to enjoy with your crackers, chips, or tortillas!

What is Hummus Made of?

Ingredients for homemade classic hummus laid out on a marble countertop.

Chickpeas: This is the main ingredient in hummus, you can’t really sub out this ingredient without calling it something else. It provides a nutty flavor and a creamy texture to the dip, while also providing a fair amount of protein.

Tahini: Tahini is basically sesame seed butter. It also helps with the creaminess of hummus, as well as providing healthy fats and enhancing the flavor.

Garlic: Garlic provides this hummus with a garlicky flavor, along with many nutritional benefits.

Lemon Juice: Lemon juice provides a refreshing and tangy flavor, helping to balance out the earthy flavors from the chickpeas and tahini. It’s also a natural preservative.

Olive Oil: Olive oil helps to smooth out the hummus and add richness to it.

Sea Salt: Sea salt gives hummus a saltier flavor, it can be omitted, but it will be missed.

Cumin: Cumin has a mild flavor, which is why I love it so much, it’s not spicy and it’s not an herb, making it the perfect ‘calming’ spice, which pairs nicely with the other ingredients in this hummus.

How To Make Hummus From Scratch 

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Step one:  Place all of the ingredients, except for the garnish, in a food processor.

Step two: Blend for 2-3 minutes in 30 second increments, or until it looks mostly creamy.

Step three: Scoop into a dip bowl and enjoy with raw veggies, pita bread, or your favorite food to dip into hummus!

4 image collage for making hummus. First image is of chickpeas and wet ingredients in the food processor, second image shows the rest of the ingredients added. Third image shows it processed, fourth image shows it in a bowl ready to eat.

Serving Suggestions

Hummus goes great with tortilla chips, tortillas, naan, crackers, and even crostini.

But, even better than pairing hummus with breads and chips, is pairing it with raw veggies!

Not only will it look beautiful if set up for a party with raw veggies surrounding it, but it’ll taste delicious and is a great way to encourage kids to eat more veggies, too!

Another way to use this hummus is as a spread on sandwiches or in wraps.

Homemade hummus in a white bowl with parsley, olive oil, and whole chickpeas added to the top surrounded by colorful raw veggies.

How to Store Hummus

Fridge: Store in an airtight container, preferably glass, for up to 4-5 days. You may need to stir the hummus before enjoying again.

FAQ’s about Hummus

  1. What do I serve with hummus?
    1. There are many things that go great with hummus, such as raw carrots, celery, bell peppers, pita chips or bread, and more!
  2. I don’t have lemons, can I replace that with lemon juice, and how much?
    1. Yes, you can replace the juice from 1 lemon with lemon juice, it comes out to about 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
  3. Is hummus healthy or good for weight loss?
    1. This depends on your definition of healthy. It certainly has many nutritious elements to it, with all of the vitamins, minerals, and protein from the chickpeas, tahini and other ingredients. In moderation it may be good for weight loss, however, oil in general is not good for weight loss as it is the most calorically dense food you can eat. So if you’re eating this while trying to lose weight, maybe avoid adding oil to the top of the hummus as an extra garnish.
  4. What is hummus made of?
    1. Hummus is generally made of chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and spices, with possibly some other ingredients to change up the flavor.
  5. How long does hummus last and how should I store it?
    1. Store hummus in the fridge in an airtight container, preferably glass. Homemade hummus will usually last 4-5 days. You may be able to extend the life of hummus up to a week if you don’t add any garnishes to it before storing it, having it fill as much of the container as possible, and ensuring the lid is on tight, along with not opening it multiple times while storing it. 
Sprinkling fresh parsley over homemade hummus.

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Homemade hummus in a white bowl with parsley, olive oil, and whole chickpeas added to the top.

Hummus

Shawna Clapper
This quick and easy to make hummus is so creamy with a little bit of a nutty taste! It goes perfectly with raw veggies, pita bread, and so much more! The perfect, protein rich dip, for snack time, parties & get togethers, and more!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1.5 cups

Equipment

  • food processor
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients
  

  • 1 15 ounce can Chickpeas
  • cup Tahini
  • 2 small Cloves Garlic
  • Juice from 1 Lemon about 2 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin

Garnishes

  • Parsley
  • Paprika
  • Olive Oil
  • Chickpeas

Instructions
 

  • Place all of the ingredients, except for the garnish, in a food processor.
  • Blend for 2-3 minutes in 30 second increments, or until it looks mostly creamy.
  • Scoop into a dip bowl and enjoy with raw veggies, pita bread, or your favorite food to dip into hummus!

Notes

This hummus tastes creamy, but may not look perfectly creamy and that is alright.
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