Simple Homemade Hummus Recipe

Simple Homemade Hummus Recipe
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

Hummus is so quick and easy to make at home, and can be so tasty if you experiment with different additions.

Standard hummus is made with lemon juice, garlic and cumin for seasoning, but you can also branch off from there and make some really interesting flavor combinations.

Simple Homemade Hummus Recipe

Prep time:
Makes enough for 2 cups of hummus


  • 1 can chickpeas (or 1/2 cup dried, fully cooked)
  • 1 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1/2 tsp salt (approx)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • garnishes: fresh parsley, paprika, cumin


  1. Rinse and drain the chickpeas. If you are using dried beans, they will need to be fully cooked before you start. How To Cook Dried Beans
  2. Add everything but the garnishes to a food processor (best choice) or blender (works ok). Start pureeing, adding about 1/4 cup of water as it spins, with more water if necessary to get the consistency you like. You’ll probably have to take the lid off and push down the mix that will fly up the sides of the processor.
  3. Spread the hummus on a plate, and sprinkle with any or all of: chopped fresh parsley, paprika and cumin.

Variation 1: Add a roasted red pepper. Bake the pepper in the toaster oven before starting, then put it in with everything else to puree. If you want to remove the skin from the pepper, put it into a plastic bag or container right when it comes out of the oven so that the skin peels off. I like it just fine to puree with the skin, plus there are nutrients and extra fiber in there.

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Variation 2: Add 1 tsp (or more, if you like spices) curry powder in addition to the cumin. I use a mild curry powder, with no heat to it, but try whatever kind you like. If you use a spicy curry powder, you may want to use less than a full teaspoon.

Bonus Points Variation: Try roasted red pepper WITH curry powder…

Congrats to Anita, who won my 7 day meal plan!

I’ve got a super old video for you with this one – I sometimes like looking back at these older videos to see how I’ve changed what I do in front of the camera.

For example, making sure the blender is fully in the frame, and making the cuts between clips quicker.

This was also before I got a food processor! It’s so much easier to make hummus in a food processor than a blender – trust me. It’ll work in a blender, but I make much thicker hummus now.


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