The Best, Easy, Creamy Hummus Recipe

This Easy Homemade Hummus is creamy and the best recipe you’ll find! No fancy tricks here, just easy, one bowl deliciousness!

This Easy Homemade Hummus is creamy and the best recipe you'll find! No fancy tricks here, just easy, one bowl deliciousness!

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Aladdin’s Eatery is a local Middle Eastern restaurant that has the best hummus recipe. I love ordering it there with warm pita bread and was inspired to make my own hummus.

You guys, it was so easy! And if you LOVE hummus, this is the perfect beginner recipe.

This recipe for homemade hummus is so simple, anyone can make it!

Homemade hummus tastes so much better than the store bought kind and is easy and quick to make. You probably already have most of the ingredients you need to make this easy hummus recipe too.

I like to make a big batch of this recipe and enjoy it throughout the week, with vegetables, pita chips, and as a spread on sandwiches.

What is Hummus?

This Easy Homemade Hummus is creamy and the best recipe you'll find! No fancy tricks here, just easy, one bowl deliciousness!

Hummus is a thick and creamy spread that can be enjoyed with a variety of foods. It is primarily made up of mashed garbanzo beans, as well as a few other ingredients. Hummus recipes originated in the Middle East and are now enjoyed widely throughout the world.

Wondering what the difference is between garbanzo beans and chickpeas? Even though they have two different names, they come from the same bean.

Fun fact, the popularity of hummus is the reason we have two different names for the main ingredient in hummus. Chickpea is the common english term for the bean, while garbanzo is the Spanish term.

So, whether you like to call them chickpeas or garbanzo beans, I think you’ll agree this is the best hummus recipe yet!

This easy hummus recipe is gluten free and can be made and served as an appetizer or a side dish to your main course. It’s so handy to whip up a batch of this and keep it in your fridge.

This Easy Homemade Hummus is creamy and the best recipe you'll find! No fancy tricks here, just easy, one bowl deliciousness!

How to make the Best Hummus Recipe

Step 1: Drain the can of garbanzo beans and remove the skins.

PRO TIP: If you want to skip peeling the skins, just be sure to process the beans in food processor a little extra longer to get them creamy!

Step 2: In a food processor add the garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, salt, garlic, and 2 tbsp of olive oil. Blend for several minutes, adding a tablespoon of cold water at a time. You can also use the drained water from the beans.

Step 3: Add more or less water to get the consistency you want. To make your hummus more creamy (similar to Aladdin’s hummus), I added about 3-4 tbsp of water total.

Step 4: Spread hummus on a large plate or pie plate. Sprinkle it with paprika and then drizzle with the remaining olive oil. Serve with warm pita bread or pita chips. Or serve it up in a bowl with a side of vegetables and pita chips!

See how easy homemade hummus is to make?

This Easy Homemade Hummus is creamy and the best recipe you'll find! No fancy tricks here, just easy, one bowl deliciousness!

FAQs about this homemade hummus recipe

1. Should I use canned or fresh garbanzo beans?

You can use either canned garbanzo beans or fresh beans for this recipe. I use the canned cooked chickpeas because it’s quicker and takes out a step.

If you want to use dried beans, make sure to soak them in water first and then cook them.

2. Should I peel the garbanzo beans?

I always recommend peeling the skins off the garbanzo beans, especially since this recipe is so easy with canned beans. If you really don’t want to peel your beans, make sure you puree everything a little longer in the blender or food processor.

3. How do you make the hummus smooth and creamy?

Peeling the skins off will result in a creamier hummus. Don’t skip this step if you want your hummus smooth and creamy. If you use fresh beans, add a little bit of baking soda to your pot to help the beans break down.

Also, be sure to blend them for several minutes in the food processor to get that creamy consistency.

4. What other flavors can I add to my hummus?

The great thing about this hummus recipe is that you can customize it to your liking.

GARLIC. Add more garlic flavor with fresh roasted garlic or by adding additional garlic cloves.

LEMON. You can add more lemon juice and paprika on top for more of a zest. I’ve got a delicious Lemon Hummus recipe on the blog!

You can even add in your own favorite seasonings like ground cumin or sesame seeds to make ths hummus completely your own.

RED PEPPER HUMMUS. Want to make roasted red pepper hummus? Check out my yummy recipe for that too!

Ways to use Hummus

I make this homemade hummus recipe at least once a week. Wondering what I do with all that hummus?

I love to use it as a dip for warm pita bread, pita chips, and fresh vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, and celery.

You can also add it to breads and bagels to eat alone or as a sandwich spread.

This Easy Homemade Hummus is creamy and the best recipe you'll find! No fancy tricks here, just easy, one bowl deliciousness!

What you need to make homemade hummus

If you want a quick glance at what’s needed for today’s recipe, look no further. For the printable recipe with measurements, scroll all the way down!


  • garbanzo beans (chick peas)
  • tahini
  • lemon juice
  • garlic
  • kosher salt
  • olive oil
  • cold water
  • paprika


  • Food processor or blender
  • Plate or pie plate

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This Easy Homemade Hummus is creamy and the best recipe you'll find! No fancy tricks here, just easy, one bowl deliciousness!

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Classic Hummus Recipe and Video Tutorial



Yield: 48

Hummus Recipe

Hummus Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

This Easy Homemade Hummus is creamy and the best recipe you'll find! No fancy tricks here, just easy, one bowl deliciousness!


  • 2 cans (15oz each) garbanzo beans, peeled
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons, juiced)
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 pinch paprika


  1. In food processor add drained (peeled) garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, salt, garlic and 2 Tbsp olive oil. Blend for several minutes, adding water a tablespoon at a time (or using drained water from beans).
  2. Add more or less water to desired consistency. To get it creamy (similar to Aladdin's), I added about 3-4 Tbsp water.
  3. Spread on large plate (or pie plate). Sprinkle with paprika and drizzle with remaining olive oil. Serve with warm pita or pita chips. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 298mg Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 1g Protein: 3g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

Recipe originally published on August 29, 2012 and photos updated April 2019.

Classic Hummus Recipe with smooth, creamy consistency! Made with garbanzo beans (chick peas), tahini, garlic, and more! Won’t disappoint.

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48 comments on “The Best, Easy, Creamy Hummus Recipe”

  1. Love love your blog.

    A little tip if you have more time, use dried beans. You have to cook them but it makes the smoothest creamiest hummus. We cheat more often and use the cans but you can definitely tell the difference.

  2. I love eating and making hummus, too! Yours looks AWESOME- I love that you added 5 garlic cloves 🙂 The more garlic-y, the better!


  3. I MUST try this! Haven’t had good hummus in years!

  4. I eat hummus on most days…and your recipe is quite similar to mine. I’m going to start drizzling with some olive oil and add more garlic, like yours 🙂

  5. Ok this is the 4th time this week that I have seen recipes for HUMMUS I guess that means that I need to make it! Pinning so I can make this next week! Looks delicious!

  6. I’m ashamed to say in my 31 years, I’ve never tried hummus. I really need to do something about that and your recipe looks great. Thanks for sharing.

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

  7. Ashley

    I just stumbled upon your blog on Pinterest and wondered if it was the same Aladdins that I know and love (I live in the Akron area so two locations within 15 min). I plan on trying the recipe but what really makes the hummus is the hot sauce you order on the side. If you go again you must try it. Also the lentil soup is to die for (but order feta cheese for in it!)

    • Ooooh, I didn’t know you can get hot sauce on the side! I haven’t tried the lentil soup yet either. I had some type of lamb pita…and today (yep, today) I had a salad with marinated chicken and cilantro dressing…ate every single bite. Plus hummus. Plus dessert.

  8. OMG. Hummus is at the bottom of my food pyramid. NO lie, I sometimes eat it by the spoonful!! I’m so weird! I can never get it enough. The carrots, pita, and cucumbers are just my little accessories… I’m really after all the hummus! This looks impeccable Aimee! You can’t make a good hummus without Tahini, I swear by it!

    OMG I’m drooling.

  9. I usually make with chickpeas that I cook, I’m just wandering does it taste different with the canned chickpeas? 🙂

  10. Can you believe that we just started eating hummus just this year? I love love LOVE the stuff! One of these days I will have to break down and buy the tahini…I just use olive oil, garlic, and jalapenos for the liquid. I’ll have to try the water trick next time. That will definitely save on calories from the oil:-)

  11. I LOVE hummus. It’s so good. I saw the title of your post this morning and immediately I knew that was what was going to be my lunch and it was! 🙂

  12. I love when hummus is creamy. Definitely trying this recipe!

  13. Anonymous

    White cannelloni beans make an awesome hoummos as well. VERY smooth because the bean is so much softer. Tastes the same as Chick Pea hoummos.

  14. This hummus recipe sounds wonderful! I am always snacking on hummus!

  15. Anonymous

    I love hummus (and it is currently my snack of choice) but have never made it myself. Anxious to give your recipe a try – thanks!

  16. I go through approximately 3 tubs of Trader Joe’s Mediterranean hummus per week, no joke. (If you’ve never tried it–you need to!) I’ve been recently endowed with a food processor that will hopefully save my wallet, and this will be the next thing that goes in it. Thanks so much for sharing!

  17. Hummus is my favorite dish in your post i like your Hummus recipie.and i trying it.

  18. Aladdin’s hummus is my favorite, so I can’t wait to try this recipe – I just pinned it! Now if I could just figure out the recipe for their hot sauce (I pour that on top of my hummus) – what a great share! Thank you!

  19. LLV

    Are there any comments/reviews from anyone who has actually MADE this? Or just a bunch of comments saying “OMG I HAVE to make this”???

  20. LLV

    Okay, well I made this myself. It’s not bad, but turned out VERY salty and I followed the recipe to a T. Shugary Sweets is right, Aladdin’s Eatery has the best hummus I’ve ever eaten and I think I’ll just go back to getting it from them.

  21. LLV

    I would like to add, however, that despite the saltiness, this recipe is the closest to Aladdin’s that I’ve tried yet. So thanks!

  22. Danielle

    Just made this for the third time. I omit the salt completely in this recipe and cut the oil by half. Still amazing and delicious! I’ve also added roasted red peppers before and it’s scrumptious! Best hummus recipe I’ve ever used. I don’t have a desire to try any other. This recipe is a staple in my diet now. Thanks for sharing!

  23. April

    Good! Don’t recommend using the bean juice instead of water, its too much. will change that next time, but otherwise a keeper!

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  26. Nikki

    Did anyone else peel the chick peas? It took forever. I was wondering if anyone just used the canned chick peas without peeling. Was it still good? I loved the recipe and didn’t think it was overly salty. Did they use KOSHER salt like the recipe said? I have never seen an Aladdins so I cannot compare with their hummus. This hummus is really good and I did exactly as directed in the recipe. Didn’t change a thing.

  27. Kelly

    This was pretty good…very smooth and nice flavor. The only thing that I didn’t like was how salty it was. Next time I will cut the amount of salt in half.

  28. Kim

    Perfect! I was just looking for a Hummus recipe! Thank you!

  29. April

    Love homemade hummus! Its definitely worth peeling the skins off the beans….just a little squeeze and they pop right out!

  30. Krissy Allori

    My family loves hummus, so I can’t wait to try this!

  31. Jennie Duncan

    Awesome recipe!! We love it. 

  32. I never realized how easy hummus was to make at home! Your recipe looks better than the store bought versions! I will be giving this a try, indeed!

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