Homemade Hummus Recipe

Five Minute Homemade Hummus Recipe - it is so good!! Just add your ingredients, including chickpeas, garlic, & tahini to the food processor & let it do the work!

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.

How to make Hummus - in under 5 minutes.


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!

How to make Hummus:

Homemade Hummus Recipe

1 from 1 vote
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 1194 kcal


  • 15 oz chickpeas drained
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1-2 tbsp 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!


Thanks for sharing this super easy recipe, Alicia!!! Be sure to go to The Baker Upsatirs for more fun projects from Alicia, and for more information about her please go HERE.

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Alicia Skousen

Hi! I’m Alicia and I blog at The Baker Upstairs. I am in love with all things food! I love to bake bread, cupcakes, cookies… you name it! When I’m not baking, I am running after my two adorable little girls, working as an RN, knitting, reading, and trying to squeeze in time with my husband every day.

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  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. 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!

    1. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. Please fix the recipe. You need to reserve the chickpea juice or add another liquid or all you get is a dry paste if you follow the recipe as written.

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