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White plate of hummus and veggies
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5 from 12 votes


I love homemade hummus. It is so yummy with raw veggies and flatbread. Do you have a party coming up? Make some hummus from scratch. It is so easy to make with just a few ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword: creamy, organic, smooth, vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 219kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Food Processor or High-Speed Blender
  • Spatula


  • 1/3 cup tahini sesame seed paste or butter (50g)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil 15ml
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. lemon juice 30 to 45ml
  • 1 to 2 cloves of fresh minced garlic
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tsp. of salt 4 to 6g
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin optional
  • 2 to 4 Tbsp. cold water 30 to 60ml
  • 15 oz can of garbanzo beans chickpeas (425g)
  • Top with paprika and olive oil


  • Add the tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, water, salt, and minced garlic to the food processor. I don't recommend using all of the water, salt, lemon juice, and garlic at first. You can always add a bit more of it after you taste it.
  • Blend those ingredients for a few seconds. Scrape the sides of the bowl, then add in all of the garbanzo beans (chickpeas). Remove the skins of the beans first if desired. It will create a smoother hummus.
  • Blend for 30 seconds to a minute until nice and smooth. Taste the hummus and add in the rest of the salt, lemon juice, and garlic if desired. Scrape the sides of the food processor bowl as needed.
  • Top the hummus with some olive oil and paprika. Serve it with raw veggies, pita bread, or whatever else you like. Enjoy!



List of nutritional facts for hummus