Classic Homemade Hummus - Easy Healthy Dip Recipe (2024)

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This easy Homemade Hummus recipe is tasty, healthy, and inexpensive to make. Enjoy it as a dip or spread it on a sandwich or pita. It’s a gluten-free classic.

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Healthy dips like this classic Homemade Hummus can elevate your meals or snacks. We also love this Easy Guacamole and this yummy Onion Ring Sauce. Check out all of our healthy Dips and Sauces recipes for inspiration.

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Ingredients

  • garlic
  • chickpeas – aka garbanzo beans
  • sea salt
  • tahini – a paste from toasted sesame seeds
  • lemon juice
  • hot sauce
  • water or aquafaba (the liquid in the can of beans)

This recipe calls for 2 cups of chickpeas/garbanzo beans which just so happens to be equivalent to one can. Perfect!

We always look for BPA-free on the label of the chickpeas to avoid any added toxic substances.

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Instructions for this recipe

Start with 3 cloves of garlic in the food processor. Give them a few pulses to mince them up.

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Next, drain the can of beans.

Add the drained chickpeas, tahini, and fresh lemon juice to the food processor.

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We also like to add a few of dashes of hot sauce.

This is optional but it adds a subtle spiciness that compliments the creaminess of the hummus.

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Add everything to the food processor with the minced garlic clove.

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Finally, add the tablespoons of water or aquafaba and process until you reach your desired consistency.

We like a creamy texture.

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Expert tips

  • Peel the chickpeas before you blend the mixture for an even creamier taste.
  • Remember – tahini gives this recipe a lovely nutty flavor but be careful not to add too much or it could make your hummus taste bitter.

Chickpeas, aka garbanzo beans, are super versatile. They are lovely to blend into dips like this hummus but they are also delicious as the star of the show in vegetarian entrees like this authentic chana masala. A must-try recipe!

Serving Suggestions

  • This recipe goes perfectly with these delicious Lebanese Spinach Pies.
  • Serve in a bowl and garnish with a sprinkle of sumac, parsley, or paprika, and a drizzle of olive oil, if desired.
  • For dipping, we love sliced veggies like red peppers, carrots, and cucumbers. Warm pita bread or Baked Pita Chips are also delicious.

If you want to try the eggplant version Baba Ganoush is another delicious dip to try.

FAQS

Is it worth making homemade hummus?

Heck yes! It’s really so easy and the fresh stuff is always superior. Homemade batches of hummus are also budget-friendly. Win-win.

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More homemade dip recipes

  • Chipotle Black Bean Dip
  • Caramelized Onion Dip
  • Healthy 7 Layer Dip – Easy + Fresh Recipe
  • Honey Mustard Sauce without Honey

**This recipe was originally posted on April 23, 2013, updated on January 30, 2019, and updated again on January 10, 2023.**

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Classic Homemade Hummus – Easy Healthy Dip Recipe

Sharon Rhodes

This easy Homemade Hummus recipe is tasty, healthy, and inexpensive to make. Enjoy it as a dip or a spread. It's a gluten-free classic.

5 from 24 votes

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Prep Time 15 minutes mins

Total Time 15 minutes mins

Course Side Dish, Snack

Cuisine Mediterranean

Servings 4

Calories 209 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mince garlic in food processor.

  • Drain the can of chickpeas and reserve 2 tablespoons of the liquid. Add the chickpeas and chickpea water (aquafaba) to the food processor.

  • Add remaining ingredients and process until you reach desired consistency.

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Notes

  • If you make your own chickpeas from dried you will need 2 cups of cooked beans for this recipe.
  • Remember – tahini gives this recipe a lovely nutty flavor but be careful not to add too much or it could make your hummus taste bitter.
  • TIP! Peel the chickpeas before you blend the mixture for an even creamier taste.
  • Serve in a bowl and garnish with a sprinkle with sumac, parsley, or paprika, and a drizzle of olive oil, if desired.
  • For dipping, we love sliced veggies like red peppers, carrots, and cucumbers. Warm pita bread or Baked Pita Chips are also delicious.
  • Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Instead of mayo substitute this hummus on your sandwiches.

Nutrition

Serving: 4Calories: 209kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 8gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1148mgPotassium: 293mgFiber: 6gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 31.3mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 2.2mg

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