Homemade Hummus Spread

Homemade Hummus Spread

Homemade hummus is a versatile and delicious spread that can elevate your snacks and meals to a whole new level. Whether you’re entertaining guests or simply craving a healthy and flavorful dip, this recipe is a must-try.


  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon)
  • 1/4 cup well-stirred tahini
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water
  • Dash of ground paprika, for serving
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine tahini and lemon juice. Process for 20 seconds.
  2. Add minced garlic, olive oil, cumin, and a pinch of salt to the mixture. Process until smooth.
  3. Add half of the chickpeas and process for about one minute. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl, then add the remaining chickpeas. Process until the hummus is creamy and smooth.
  4. If the hummus is too thick, add 2-3 tablespoons of water while the food processor is running until you reach the desired consistency.
  5. Taste the hummus and adjust the seasoning by adding more salt or lemon juice if needed.
  6. Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with paprika and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: About 2 cups

This homemade hummus spread is creamy, flavorful, and perfect for dipping or spreading on your favorite snacks.

Nutrition Information (per 2-tablespoon serving): Calories: 50, Total Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 80mg, Total Carbohydrates: 5g, Dietary Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 0g, Protein: 1g

Homemade hummus is a crowd-pleaser that’s easy to prepare. Whether you serve it with pita bread, fresh vegetables, or as a sandwich spread, it’s a healthy and delicious choice. Plus, making it at home allows you to customize the flavors to your liking. So, next time you’re looking for a tasty and nutritious snack, whip up a batch of this homemade hummus spread and enjoy the compliments from your friends and family!

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