Hummus Recipe.

Hummus Recipe

Hummus Recipe.


Hummus Recipe

Laura MarianoLaura Mariano
Homemade hummus is much better than what you buy in the store. It is creamy and has the perfect balance of garlic, lemon juice, and tahini. Serve as a dip with warm pita bread or crunchy vegetables.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 8 people
Calories 283 kcal


  • Crushed sweet pepper, to serve
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley, for serving
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2/3 cup tahini
  • 6-8 tablespoons of ice water or desired consistency
  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas, or 2 15-ounce cans, reserve 2 tablespoons for garnish
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced or grated
  • 5-6 tablespoons lemon juice, or to taste (from 2 lemons)


  • In a food processor, combine 5 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and grated garlic. Mix the mixture and leave the mixture for 10 minutes.
  • Add the tahini and mix until thick and smooth, scraping the bowl as needed.
  • While blender is running, add 6-8 tablespoons of ice water 1 tablespoon at a time and blend until smooth, scraping sides of bowl as needed.
  • Add the cooked and drained chickpeas, cumin, and ¼ cup olive oil. Mix until completely creamy and smooth (about 5 minutes), scraping the bowl as needed. Add more ice water to reach desired consistency.
  • Season to taste with more salt, cumin, and lemon juice if needed.
  • To serve, transfer to a serving bowl, sprinkle with whole reserved chickpeas to taste, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, finely chopped parsley, and sprinkle with ground paprika to taste.
Keyword hummus
Laura Mariano

Written by Laura Mariano

Laura Mariano is a food blogger who founded Recipes By to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Spain, Laura was inspired by exquisite dishes prepared using simple ingredients. Laura Mariano is particularly known for making anyone can cook.


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  1. 5 stars
    Greetings from Barcelona! I was wondering if you have heard of the German kitchen robot called Thermomix. It’s pretty well-known in all of Europe. I make your hummus there in just 1 minute – it blends beautifullly! It’s becoming pretty popular in the States now.

  2. 5 stars
    My husband and I love your videos. Just wanted to say I saw Sharky. It was the mitt you had on your hand. Keep those videos rolling!

  3. 5 stars
    I love watching you and your recipes! How do you cook fresh chickpeas? Do you buy them in a bag on the shelf @ the grocery store?

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve made hummus for years. I only use fresh chickpeas and soak them overnight before boiling. Instead of iced tap water, I add the water in which the chick peas boiled for better flavor.

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