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Bowl of hummus garnished with olive oil and paprika
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5 from 8 votes

Easy 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!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 6
Calories: 184kcal
Cost: £1 / $1

Equipment

  • Food Processor
  • Spatula
  • Colander (to drain chickpeas)
  • Small Pot (to collect chickpea brine)
  • Serving Bowl

Ingredients

  • 14oz / 400g can of Chickpeas, drained (reserving 1/4 cup / 60ml brine)
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 1 Lemon, juice only
  • 1 small clove of Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Salt, or to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste

Garnish:

  • Paprika
  • Parsley
  • Chickpeas
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

To serve:

Instructions

  • Add your chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, cumin and salt & pepper to a food processor and turn on the motor.
  • As the hummus blends, slowly pour your 1/4cup/60ml chickpea brine through the funnel until you reach your preferred texture (I usually use it all).
  • Stop motor and test for seasoning.
  • Pour into a serving bowl and swirl the top with a spoon. Drizzle over a splash of extra virgin olive oil and a tiny pinch of parsley/paprika (optional). Serve at room temp!

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Notes

a) Extra Smooth Hummus - you can spend ages peeling the chickpeas, which will help the hummus more creamier, but quite frankly who's got time for that?! I recommend leaving the hummus blending in the blender for 5mins+ and make sure you stop it a few times between to scrape the edges. 
b) Room temp - Always serve hummus at room temp. To store, cover as soon as you can and pop in the fridge. I usually keep it for 4-5days (more at your discretion). When needed, take it out the fridge and bring to room temp before serving.
c) Freezing Hummus - Hummus freezes well. Just thaw in the fridge over night and serve at room temp.
d) Lemon Juice - Ensure it is FRESH lemon juice, not bottled. Bottled lemon juice will alter the taste of this hummus.
e) Oil - I don't recommend using any other oil apart from extra virgin olive oil (even regular olive oil). Extra virgin gives it that classic 'hummus' taste, any other oil will alter the flavour too much.
f) Calories - Based on extra toppings and shared between 6.

Nutrition

Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.99g | Protein: 5.6g | Fat: 11.13g | Saturated Fat: 1.456g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.534g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.287g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 4.7g | Sugar: 2.88g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.3mg