Easy Hummus Recipe

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This Easy Hummus Recipe is super simple and delicious! Hummus is packed with lemon and garlic flavors, tahini and of course chickpeas.

vertical overhead shot of hummus and chickpeas on a piece of celery

If you are wanting to eat a bit healthier, perhaps have snacks on hand for the family to make healthy choices, this hummus recipe can’t be any easier to make! And the whole family will love being able to use their favorite dippers.

Stick a handful of ingredients into a food processor, pulse together and you can enjoy this hummus dip recipe in a matter of minutes!

Related: Loaded Greek Hummus Recipe

Recipe Tip

Unfamiliar with Tahini? Like natural peanut butter, Tahini needs to be stirred very well.

close up shot of hummus in bowl with olive oil and paprika sprinkled over top

What is Tahini?

Tahini is a ground sesame seed butter or paste that’s traditionally found in Middle Eastern cuisines. The consistency is almost like a crumbly meets fudgy type of texture. Not to mention, it’s typically made with just three simple ingredients: hulled sesame seeds, oil and sometimes salt.

Tahini has a earthy, savory taste to it. Sesame seeds are often toasted before grinding to bring out the natural nuttiness flavor.

What is Traditional Hummus Made Of?

Hummus, is a creamy dip that comes from the Middle East. The main ingredients are: chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), tahini, garlic and olive oil.

Variations to hummus recipes can add in additional flavors like: roasted garlic, roasted red pepper, adding in cumin or dusting the top of the hummus with paprika. There’s so many variations! Let us know what your favorite combinations are in the comments below!

close up vertical image of chick peas on top of hummus with olive oil and paprika

Is Hummus an Anti-Inflammatory?

The chickpeas contain a good source of fiber, along with vitamins and minerals like manganese, copper, folate and iron. It may also easy inflammation, promote heart health and support blood sugar management.

Ingredient Substitutions


You can switch out the tahini for either cashew, almond or a natural unsweetened creamy peanut butter. You can also totally omit the tahini, be sure to use more olive oil. Adding in sesame seeds will also work for the nutty flavor.


Chickpeas are also referred as garbanzo beans. They are the same thing!

Ingredients Needed for Easy Hummus Recipe

  • chickpeas
  • lemon zest & juice
  • tahini
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • salt & pepper

How To Make Hummus Recipe

drizzling olive oil into food processor with chickpeas

It doesn’t get any easier than this! Simply place all of the ingredients into a food processor and pulse. If the consistency is too thick for your liking, you can thin it out by using more olive oil or even a tablespoon or two of water.

spoonful of hummus over food processor

Finish with an olive oil drizzle, sprinkle of cumin or paprika for added flavor.

More Delicious Chickpeas Recipes to Try

How To Store Leftover Hummus

Store any leftover hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. You can enjoy cold or set out for 20-30 minutes and eat at room temperature.

5 from 1 vote

Easy Hummus Recipe

This Hummus is super simple and delicious! Packed with lemon and garlic flavors, tahini and of course chickpeas.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time3 minutes
Servings12 servings


  • 2 cans chickpeas drained & rinsed
  • 1 lemon juice + zest
  • 1/2 cup Tahini
  • 3/4 cup Olive Oil + 2 Tbsp for finishing/drizzle at end
  • 2 Tbsp Spice World squeeze garlic
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper


  • Put everything into a food processor. Finish with Olive Oil drizzle.


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern Inspired
Calories: 186
Keyword: Hummus
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