Homemade Hummus

This Homemade Hummus couldn’t be easier if it tried! Just plonk everything in a food processor and you’re on your way. One condition – there must be tahini!

Ahhhh Hummus, how you enlighten my life. Smoothy and creamy, nutty and well, quite frankly the driving force behind my increasing waistline. But damn you’re tasty. 

Bowl of hummus garnished with olive oil and paprika

First things first, let’s check out what you’ll need to make homemade hummus

Homemade Hummus Ingredients

  • Chickpeas
  • Tahini
  • Lemon Juice
  • Garlic
  • Cumin
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

And that’s it! And the difference between this homemade version and store bought is just crazy. 

I, Chris Collins, have not bought hummus since the day I learned how to make it homemade. Pinky promise 😂

Okay, let’s talk tahini.

What is Tahini?

Tahini is essentially a paste made from ground toasted sesame seeds. It’s a key ingredient in baba ghanoush and you guessed it, hummus.

Hummus with Tahini

Tahini really is the backbone of hummus. It gives a gorgeous nutty body to the dip and offers a really creamy texture. By itself? Not so nice. But blended through chickpeas? Oh gimme.

And whilst you’re there gimme a food processor, I’m hungry.

Hummus blended in the food processor

Thank you.

Yep, making hummus truly is as easy as chucking everything in a food processor and blitzing until smooth.

However, if you haven’t got a food processor, I’ve got you covered.

How to make Hummus without a blender

  1. Microwave – Pop your chickpeas in the microwave for 2-3mins until soft, then simply mash with a fork with your other ingredients.
  2. Pestle and Mortar – Slightly more labour intensive, but still does the trick!
  3. Potato masher – Stick your chickpeas in a saucepan to give yourself some stability, the mash them to the high heavens.

Hummus Garnish

I usually save 2 or 3 chickpeas to plonk on top at the end. I always give it a good drizzle of olive oil and a few pinches of paprika. Finally, a teeny weeny bit of fresh parsley. However this is all optional, so garnish as you wish 🙂

Oh, and whilst you’re still here…

More easy appetizer dips

All in all, Hummus is the perfect sharing dip for an easy appetizer. Using tahini gives it a gorgeous nutty flavour and creamy texture. Making hummus truly couldn’t be more simple!

Hummus dipping in toasted Pita Bread

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How to make Homemade Hummus with Tahini (Full Recipe & Video)

5 from 5 votes
Bowl of hummus garnished with olive oil and paprika
Easy Homemade Hummus with Tahini
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

This Homemade Hummus couldn't be easier if it tried! Just plonk everything in a food processor and you're on your way. One condition - there must be tahini!

Course: Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: Homemade Hummus
Servings: 6
Calories: 184 kcal
Author: Chris
  • 14oz / 400g can of Chickpeas, drained (reserving 1/4 cup / 60ml brine)
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 1 Lemon (juice of)
  • 1 small clove of Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Salt, or to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste
  • Paprika
  • Parsley
  • Chickpeas
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  1. Add all of your ingredients, including the 1/4cup of chickpea brine, and pulse until smooth. Test for seasoning and adjust accordingly.

  2. Serve at room temp with garnish as desired.

Watch how to make it!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Hummus with Tahini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.13g 17%
Saturated Fat 1.456g 7%
Trans Fat 0.003g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.534g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.287g
Sodium 340mg 14%
Potassium 106mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 16.99g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%
Sugars 2.88g
Protein 5.6g 11%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 5%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

For another easy hummus recipe, check out my Roasted Beetroot and Feta Hummus!

Roasted Beetroot and Feta Hummus overhead shot

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  • Reply
    February 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

    You can’t beat homemade hummus. So easy to make and lots of different flavour combos too.

    • Reply
      February 14, 2019 at 1:10 pm

      Homemade FTW!!

  • Reply
    February 12, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    I love making my own hummus and this one looks so creamy and delicious! It’s hard to go back to storebought after making your own!

    • Reply
      February 14, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      It’s all about the homemade isn’t it!?

  • Reply
    Veena Azmanov
    February 12, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    This Hummus looks delicious and creamy and so many ways to use it. Love the flavors and easy way of doing this. Could be everyone’s favorite too.

    • Reply
      February 14, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      Hummus is definitely always a fave in this house!

  • Reply
    February 12, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Absolutely love this recipe! It’s so flavorful and easy! Definitely one that I’ll be making again and again!

    • Reply
      February 14, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      and again and again…

  • Reply
    Eden | Sweet Tea and Thyme
    February 12, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    The best hummus is homemade hummus!

    • Reply
      February 14, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      Totally agree!

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