How to Make Hummus
How to Make Hummus
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Learn how to make Hummus with this easy, authentic recipe!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: easy hummus recipe, how to make hummus, hummus, hummus recipe
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 100 kcal
Author: Ginnie
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • half a lemon, juiced
  • salt, to taste
For Serving:
  • extra virgin olive oil, optional
  • paprika, optional
  • veggies, such as cucumbers, peppers, carrots, grape tomatoes, etc.
  • pita bread, pita chips, and/or crackers
  1. Pulse garlic clove in a food processor until minced.

  2. Scrape down sides of food processor, then add chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and salt to taste. Blend until totally smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes. If needed, add a little water (or liquid from canned chickpeas) to thin the hummus out.

  3. Taste and adjust seasoning with additional salt and/or lemon juice, if desired. Transfer hummus to a bowl, then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika (optional).

  4. Serve with veggies, pita bread, pita chips, and/or crackers. Enjoy!

Recipe Video


To Make Hummus Without Tahini:

Replace tahini with 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon cumin. Prepare as directed. You can also use sesame oil instead of olive oil for more sesame flavor.