Easy Homemade Hummus


 Hummus is a traditional Middle Eastern dish that is an incredibly easy—and frugal—gluten-free recipe to make at home.

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It’s no secret that I love chickpeas. Their high protein and fiber content make them an excellent addition to nearly any diet. Maybe that’s why I’m obsessed with this recipe. I love it. Smooth, tangy, spicy, mmmm. Served with pita chips, it’s perfection.

Lately, I’ve been using it as a dip for my veggies. Mostly carrots and some peppers. It’s a great way to add some extra protein and fiber to your snacks. 

If you have a food processor, blender, or immersion blender, you should try this!

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Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe

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Hummus is a simple snack to make- and is great for you! This easy recipe will be your new favorite.

  • Author: Elise
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: N/A
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Varies


  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, about 1 large lemon
  • 1/4 cup  tahini*
  • One large garlic clove, minced (or more to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt, depending on taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups of cooked chickpeas (also known as garbonzo beans) or 1 can
  • Dash of ground paprika and more olive oil for serving


  1. Combine all ingredients except chickpeas and paprika in food processor and blend well.
  2. Add in the chickpeas, and blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy!

*I know that tahini isn’t a very common ingredient for some of us. I only happened to have some on hand when I first tried this because it was given to me. So… I’ve found that making hummus without tahini still makes excellent results. Don’t let the tahini scare you off of making this stuff!

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If you liked this hummus, don’t miss This other Hummus recipe!

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