The Best Homemade Hummus

The Best Homemade Hummus


Have you ever made hummus at home before? You'll stop buying store-bought hummus once you've tried this. It is silky smooth, creamy and so flavorful - all the elements of the perfect hummus. 

  • Chickpeas, 1/2 cup (cooked)
  • Lemon Juice, 1/4 cup (freshly squeezed)
  • Tahini, 1/4 cup (stir well before measuring)
  • Garlic, 2 cloves (minced)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 2 tbsp (plus more for serving)
  • Ground Cumin, 1/2 tsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cold Water, 2-3 tbsp
  • Paprika, a dash (or sumac, for serving)
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the tahini and lemon juice and process for 1 minute, scrape the sides and bottom of the container then process for 30 seconds more. This extra time helps “whip” or “cream” the tahini, making the hummus smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the olive oil, minced garlic, cumin, and a 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the whipped tahini and lemon juice. Process for 30 seconds, scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl then process another 30 seconds or until well blended.
  3. Add half of the chickpeas to the food processor and process for 1 minute. Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl, then add remaining chickpeas and process until thick and quite smooth; 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Most likely the hummus will be too thick or still have tiny bits of chickpea. To fix this, with the food processor turned on, slowly add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water until you reach the perfect consistency.
  5. Taste for salt and adjust as needed. Serve hummus with a drizzle of olive oil and dash of paprika. Store homemade hummus in an airtight container and refrigerate up to one week.


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