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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 (15 ounce each) garbanzo beans, peeled
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons, juiced)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ¼ 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, 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!


  • Should I use canned or fresh garbanzo beans for hummus? 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.
  • Do I need to peel garbanzo beans for hummus? 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.
  • How do you make 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 298mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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