Homemade Hummus Recipe

Five Minute Homemade Hummus Recipe - it is so good!!

Happy Thanksgiving week! I’m so excited to be back posting today with the easiest appetizer recipe ever. I know hummus isn’t the most traditional Thanksgiving appetizer, but my whole family loves it, especially my super picky six year old! I love that it’s so easy to make and good for you too. This recipe is perfect for when you’re in a pinch and need something quick and delicious!

This is a wonderful basic hummus recipe that can be adapted in so many ways to make it unique! I’ve tried adding roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes, and/or increasing the lemon and garlic and it’s delicious every time. You can also use just about anything you can think of for dippers! We’ve done pita bread, pita crackers, sliced baguette, fresh vegetables (I especially love snap peas and carrots), and tortilla chips, and they’ve all worked really well.

This is another one of those recipes that you make and think, “Wow! I can’t believe I made that at home!” You’ll never buy store-bought hummus again!

Homemade Hummus Recipe
  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas drained
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. To a food processor or blender, add the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and salt and pepper. Pulse until well blended. Drizzle in olive oil until desired consistency is reached (hummus will firm up a little after refrigeration). Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

* If you’re having a hard time finding tahini, there are a few places you can try: my grocery store has a small mediterranean/middle eastern food section, and I’ve found it there. World Market also sells it, and if all else fails, there’s always Amazon. It’s a little expensive (I think I paid around $6.99 for a small jar) but it lasts a long time and makes a lot of batches of hummus. If you really can’t find it, you can make it without, but I think it gives hummus its characteristic taste and texture. Yum!



For more great recipes from Alicia be sure to check out:

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  1. 1

    My girls and I love hummus, but I have never made it…not for sure why. I’m definitely going to try your recipe which is easy. I have everything, but the tahini so I’ll be stopping by World Market tomorrow :) Thanks for the recipe!!

  2. 2

    We make our own too! Quick suggestion for those who cannot find tahini paste (or find it too expensive to purchase), you can make your own just as quickly as you make your hummus, all it takes are some toasted sesame seeds and a little olive oil (that’s how we make it anyway-I’m sure it’s not the ‘official’ way). Blend until it is creamy like a thick salad dressing, and refrigerate!
    Awesome recipe! Going to make some more tomorrow!

  3. 4

    Looks so good, I love hummus! Hope you do not mind I shared your link/post today with my viewers on my biz face book fan page.

  4. 5

    Alternative for tahini is peanut butter. The taste is close. Tahini is just sesame butter.

    • 6

      Or Sunbutter works as well … we can’t use most nut butters or processed tahini because of nut allergies, but sunbutter brand sunflower seed butter will work in hummus – it does have cane syrup added though … so not great for avoiding sugars.

  5. 7

    Should have instruction in the recipe NOT to drain the beans….I did and it’s to dry, need to get another can of beans to add the juice and hopedully I can fix it! But easy recipe and I bet it’s great if made right!! Live and learn!

  6. 8

    this is a good base recipe you can then doctor up with red pepper or basil
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