Classic Hummus Recipe

Classic Hummus Recipe

This quick and easy classic hummus recipe is ready in less than 15 minutes. The delightful blend of chickpeas, tahini, garlic, and lemon creates a smooth and creamy dip. With just a few ingredients and super simple steps, you’ll have a delicious, no-fuss appetizer or snack that’s perfect for any occasion.

Classic Hummus Recipe

Recipe by Melissa Nicholson Course: Appetizers


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  • 1 can 1 (15 oz) of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 tahini

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 lemon juice

  • 2 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 olive oil

  • 1 tsp 1 cumin

  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • water as needed

  • optional garnishes - chickpeas, olive oil, fresh parsley, paprika, sumac, sesame seeds, pine nuts


  • Add tahini, lemon juice and garlic to bowl of a food processor. Process for about 30 seconds until well combined. Scrape down sides of the bowl.
  • Add olive oil and cumin and process for another 30 seconds until the mixture is smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl again.
  • After draining and rinsing the chickpeas, add them to the food processor bowl. Blend for about a minute until everything starts to come together, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • If the mixture is thicker than your liking, gradually add water, a tablespoon at a time, while the food processor is running. Continue to process until the hummus reaches your desired consistency.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary, adding more salt, pepper, or lemon juice according to your preference. Process for a final 30 seconds to ensure everything is well combined.
  • Transfer hummus to a serving bowl. Optionally you can drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with chickpeas, fresh parsley, paprika, sumac, sesame seeds, or pine nuts for garnish.
  • Serve with pita bread, fresh veggies or use it as a spread in sandwiches and wraps.


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