Easy Hummus Recipe that Ensures You’ll Never Have Store-bought Again

If you’re a hummus-fiend like me, you have to try my easy hummus recipe to dip your flatbreads, chips, and plenty of other goodies in!

Hummus is one of those foods we buy so much of from the supermarket, but rarely think to make at home. But after making my own homemade hummus, I couldn’t believe how simple it was.

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Easy Hummus Recipe

This hummus treats the tastebuds to a balanced earthy and zesty flavor, packed in a rich, luscious consistency with each mouthful.

Serve this showstopper at a dinner party or gathering, and be prepared to refill your chips bowl on the hour, every hour!

easy homemade hummus recipe

Ingredients

What you need to make this easy homemade hummus:

  • Chickpeas – 1 can chickpeas (400g or 15oz can), drained
  • Tahini – 1/4 cup (60ml) tahini
  • Garlic – 1 garlic clove
  • Lemon – 1 lemon (about 3-4 tbsp lemon juice)
  • Water – 1/4 cup (60ml) ice-cold water
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon salt
  • Paprika – 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Cumin – 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Olive oil – 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Cashews – 1/4 cup (35g) of cashews, optional
Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe Ingredients

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1 – In a blender or food processor, add all the ingredients except for the olive oil.

Step 2 – Blend or pulse until the mix achieves a smooth texture

Step 3 – Drizzle in the olive oil slowly while blending or pulsing the hummus.

Step 4 – Give the hummus a taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. We love lemon so we tend to add more lemon juice at this point. And if it’s too thick, add more ice-cold water (1 tablespoon at a time) and blend or pulse until smooth.

Step 5 – Garnish the hummus and serve with your favorite sides.

Easy Homemade Hummus with Pita (overhead picture)

For me, hummus and pita bread are a marriage made in heaven. I love to rip and dip pieces of warm pita in the thick, creamy hummus and eat them together.

Easy Homemade Hummus with pita bread

You will be amazed at how quickly hummus disappears! No matter how much you make, before you know it the bowl will be practically empty.

Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe - Picture showing up-close texture of the hummus

All those earthy, zesty, and nutty flavors and that glorious thick, creamy texture make this homemade hummus a true favorite. Once you try it, you’ll never want to go back to store-bought hummus again!

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Easy Homemade Hummus

Easy Homemade Hummus

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas (400g or 15oz can), drained
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) tahini
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 lemon (about 3-4 tbsp lemon juice)
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) ice-cold water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (35g) of cashews, optional

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, add all the ingredients except for the olive oil.
  2. Blend or pulse until the mix achieves a smooth texture
  3. Drizzle in the olive oil slowly while blending or pulsing the hummus.
  4. Give the hummus a taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. We love lemon so we tend to add more lemon juice at this point. And if it’s too thick, add more ice-cold water (1 tablespoon at a time) and blend or pulse until smooth.
  5. Garnish the hummus and serve with your favorite sides.

You Might Also Like to Try:

Want to be more adventurous and try some other hummus recipes? How about a basil hummus recipe or a roasted red pepper hummus recipe?

Loved this hummus recipe? Keep it for future dinner parties and gatherings by pinning it to one of your recipe Pinterest boards.

Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe

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