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Homemade Hummus

Prep Time:

5 Min

Cook Time:

0 Min


4 servings

Let's Eat!

Hummus is incredibly easy to make at home. It’s good for you and would be a great addition to your weekly meal planning. Typically, I eat it with veggies, pita chips and Kalamata olives. Most of the ingredients are part of my kitchen staples that are readily on hand.



1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, reserve liquid

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon)

1/4 cup tahini (sesame puree) 1 small garlic clove, minced

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

2-3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving

2-3 tablespoons can liquid as needed for consistency splash of favorite hot sauce (optional) salt to taste

dash of ground paprika for serving



  1. In a food processor combine chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, and pulse a few times.

  2. Add garlic and cumin then pulse a few times.

  3. Turn the processor on low and drizzle in 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.

  4. Add a pinch of salt. Stop the processor, taste and consider the consistency.

The rest is up to you. You can add more salt and hot sauce for additional flavor and adjust texture with another tablespoon of oil or canning liquid. Serve topped with a dash of paprika and a drizzle of olive oil. If you are feeling extra. chop olives, red peppers, or artichokes and nestle on top.

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