An easy recipe for delicious homemade hummus. Serve it with cut-up veggies for a healthy, filling snack.
This easy homemade hummus recipe produces a fresh-tasting, creamy, and very flavorful dip. It’s perfect with cut-up fresh vegetables!
Why bother with making a homemade version?
Although you can easily buy hummus at the store, not all of them are very good, and some have additives and preservatives.
I’m not sure why, but many store-bought brands have a slightly sour aftertaste which I really dislike.
With this homemade recipe, you’re guaranteed a fresh, tasty dip, and you know exactly what goes into it.
The ingredients you’ll need
You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to make this tasty dip. The exact measurements are included in the recipe card below. Here’s an overview of what you’ll need:
- Canned chickpeas
- Fresh lemon juice
- Olive oil
How to make this homemade hummus recipe
It’s as easy as can be! Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. But you simply process the first seven ingredients in your food processor, then garnish with paprika and chopped parsley.
Is hummus healthy?
It is not a low carb food, and it’s not paleo. But in small quantities, I do consider it healthy.
How to serve homemade hummus?
I usually serve it with cut-up veggies. This is a significant – and healthy – departure from how I used to eat it back in Israel, when we would sop it up the with warm pita bread (but oh, how delicious that was!)
You can also serve it with gluten-free almond flour crackers.
How long can I keep hummus in the fridge?
Lacking preservatives, homemade hummus keeps in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. But I don’t think you’ll have too much trouble polishing it off way before that. 🙂
More chickpea recipes that you might enjoy
If you don’t mind legumes, I think you are going to love homemade falafel. It’s not an easy recipe, but it’s so very flavorful!
These chickpea cakes are another variation, pan-fried rather than deep-fried. They are excellent.
And if you’re in the mood for Indian food, you should definitely try this tasty and easy recipe for chana masala.
Homemade Hummus Recipe
- 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed butter)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- Place the chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, water, tahini, salt and olive oil in the bowl of a food processor.
- Process until smooth, about 2 minutes.
- Transfer to a serving plate. Sprinkle with paprika and garnish with chopped parsley.
- Serve with fresh cut veggies.