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Homemade Hummus

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

Hummus is so easy to make with a food processor and a few key ingredients. Good tahini may be expensive, but since only using 1/4 cup at a time, it may last you longer than expected.

We tried to calculate the cost savings of this and believe it can be roughly half the cost of prepared hummus. Each preparation may cost about the same as a small 8oz container of hummus, but you will be getting more than double that amount from this recipe.

You may never buy hummus again after you master this simple recipe.


1 can chickpeas

1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup of tahini

1/4 cup of olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp salt

Dash of paprika, chili, cayenne

Cold water


  1. Empty can of chickpeas into bowl and microwave for 2-3 minutes. Make sure they are hot and leave covered.

  2. Put tahini and lemon juice into processor, blend thoroughly. Stop and stir the contents often to make sure everything is blended well.

  3. Add olive oil and minced garlic, blend thoroughly, stopping and stirring. It should be a smooth creamy paste.

  4. Using a slotted spoon, add half of the warm chickpeas, blend for a minute or two.

  5. Add the remaining chickpeas, cumin, salt, and spices and blend thoroughly.

  6. The hummus will likely be chunky and thick at this point. Add cold water 1 tablespoon at a time and continue blending on high speed after each. After 3-4 tablespoons, you should begin seeing the creamy result you're expecting.

  7. Enjoy it while it's still warm, or keep covered in the fridge for the week.

Hummus is very versatile, and you can tweak the flavor profile very easily. You might prefer less garlic, more lemon, or more spice! Check as you blend and tweak it until you love it. Also, the chickpeas matter!! Try different brands until you find the right one.

Adding chopped hot giardinera and oil on top makes for a spicy alternative too!

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