Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe


8 servings


  • 1 can (425 grams/15 oz/1 ½ cups) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ½ tsp baking soda (optional)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 - 4 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • For garnishing: drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of ground paprika or sumac, chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a pot add the chickpeas and then fill up the pot with water and bring to a simmer. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes then drain the chickpeas in a strainer. This step is optional with the purpose of creating a smoother result.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the lemon juice, garlic, and salt in a food processor and let it rest for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the tahini to the processor and mix until the mixture is thick and creamy. Scrape down the tahini from the sides with a spatula if necessary.
  4. Add 2 tbsp of water and mix until smooth and creamy, add 1-2 tbsp more if you want a thinner result.
  5. Add cumin and chickpeas to the food processor and mix until very smooth. While blending, add olive oil. Scrape down the sides of the processor with a spatula if necessary.
  6. Check the texture if you want more water you can add one tbsp at a time.
  7. Mix for about 2 minutes or more depending on how smooth hummus you want. Taste with salt.
  8. Serve in a bowl and garnish with your favorite toppings.

 hummus ingredients

hummus ingredients in a food processor

Hummus served with bread

hummus garnished with paprika and parsley

Hummus served in a bowl


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