Homemade Hummus Recipe | Super Bowl Anyone?

Homemade Hummus Recipe | Super Bowl Anyone?

Hummus has been a staple in our household for several years now. I was very resistant, at first, to try it. I mean seriously… ground up chickpeas? But OH MY HEAVENS it can be SO GOOD with pretzels, carrots, celery… heck any vegetable or cracker really. I’ve been known to have hummus for breakfast with cucumbers. Yep. It’s an addiction.

There are many “good” store bought options available, but I wanted to find a recipe so that I knew just exactly what was in it. This is a fabulous “base” recipe to eat as is (as just garlic) or add in roasted red peppers, olives… basically any of your favorite hummus additions. It’s super easy to make, especially if you used canned chickpeas. We found it’s really not a huge deal to soak our beans overnight and boil them in the morning for an afternoon cooking session… and it makes the recipe even cheaper to make!

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Homemade Hummus Recipe
Serves: 8
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  • We use organic where possible:
  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 1-4 cloves garlic, crushed (to taste)
  • 1½ Tbsp tahini
  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice (when using organic add a little at a time as it's a little stronger)
  • ¼ cup water
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Put all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth. Enjoy!




  1. Tara says

    My husband loves Hummus I’ll deffiently have to try and make this one day thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks Tara! Please do come back and let me know how it turned out! I am hoping to get adventurous and add more than garlic in soon.

  2. Mary Beth Elderton says

    We LOVE hummus! I sometimes use it on sandwiches instead of mayo. In keeping with my plan to reduce the number of cans I use, I make and freeze beans, including garbnzos, in advance. It’s so easy and cheap. So to make this, I would take out about a 1 1/2 to 2 cups from the freezer.

    • Hi Mary Beth,

      For freezer beans… do you just make them ahead and store them in usable sizes in the freezer? I would love to have them readily available.

  3. Jennifer Hedden says

    I have never tried hummus, but I would love to. I knew the main ingredient was chickpeas, but I wasn’t sure about the rest. This recipe seems easy and I look forward to making it. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  4. I have never tried it before. I am willing to try anything once! Thanks for sharing. The recipe does sound good.

  5. Rainn says

    I love hummus. I think it’s mandatory for vegans. I always put in too much lemon juice. I’ll try this, and see if I don’t get it right this time!

  6. michelle warner says

    great recipe, i always wanted to try to make this, it is so exspensive in stores

  7. Lisa R says

    My husband loves hummus, I just have to find out what Tahihi is and where to find it

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

    • Lisa,
      Tahini is grown sesame seeds. I find mine at my local grocery store, HyVee. You can also find it at Health Food stores and Amazon! Good luck!

  8. Stacey Roberson says

    We love hummus! Especially hummus with garlic. Thanks for the recipe. Looks yummy!

  9. I’ve always wanted to try making it myself, and this recipe seems pretty simple. It’s been pinned:)

  10. YUM! I’ve been looking for a goood hummus recipe. Where can I find tahini?

    • I found Tahini at my local grocery store, Hyvee. It was just in a regular aisle. You can also find it at health food stores or Amazon. It is basically ground sesame seeds. Good luck!

  11. Susan Broughton says

    Thanks for the recipe. I have been looking for a hummus recipe because I have never made it before. Your recipe sounds very good. Thanks again for the recipe

  12. Carol L says

    OMG….I can’t believe how easy this is. Thanks so much for posting and sharing this recipe. We love Hummus but truthfully I have never been tempted to make it until now. 🙂
    Carol L.

  13. Wendi S says

    Tahini? Is it know as somthing else too? I think I will look around and see if I can find it around here. I usually buy a brand premade. But, I would love to try a fresh version.

  14. Melissa says

    sounds good!

  15. Helga says

    I love hummus thanks for his!

  16. Jennifer M. says

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing! My Husband and I just tried Hummus for the first time, and we fell in love. Granted ours is premade at the store, but now I can make my own. Thanks!

  17. Michelle S says

    Clean eating doesn’t have to be “bad” tasting, but this sounds good. It’s good to incorporate healthier options to pig-outs.

  18. Shannon Foster says

    This sounds delicious and looks easy to make. Can’t wait to try it out

  19. Rich Hicks says

    I have never eaten hummus but want to give it a try using this recipe

  20. Michelle Feliciano says

    looks so simple to make

  21. Christy I says

    I keep hearing about hummus but seem to be the only one who hasn’t tried it. I had no idea it was so simple to make. I will have to try it out 🙂 Thanks for the recipe.

  22. marissa lee says

    i haven’t tried hummus yet…but this seems so easy to make…thank you for sharing.

  23. judy gardner says

    i love hummus and this sounds easy enough that i could make it!! thank you!!

  24. Karen Propes says

    I can’t wait to try this recipe, we love hummus and this sounds so simple. Thanks for sharing, I just love digging into your cookbook….

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