Simple Hummus Recipe

This recipe works best if you have a good blender. A stick blender is suitable, but I use my Nutribullet because it gives it such a silky texture.

You’ll need:

  • 12 ounce can garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas) – drained, set liquid aside
  • 1/2 cup tahini + 1-2 teaspoons of the oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2-4 garlic cloves, peeled (less or more per preference)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika

Add all ingredients to your mixing container. Blend well. Test for flavors and your preferred texture. Add reserved garbanzo bean liquid a little at a time for smoother hummus.


Make this recipe your own! Try it with no cumin and all paprika, or the other way around. Add fresh herbs like basil or chives. Garnish with fresh herbs.

Hummus makes a great snacking dip, but also can be used as a spread on a sandwich or crackers. When you serve it as dip, try drizzling different oils such as olive oil, chili oil, garlic oil or whatever else you have on hand along with a sprinkling of finely chopped fresh herbs.

Leave comments about your hummus creations! This recipe is a snap, and saves money to boot. Enjoy!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Dawn says:

    Been making hummus for years! It’s so easy and fun. I make one with homemade roasted red peppers and I also make a spicy one with half black beans and half garbanzo beans. It’s been recommended for our camping trips with friends 🙂


  2. Cher says:

    Thanks for idea just in time for a new diet tomorrow!!


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