The trick to making good hummus is using canned chickpeas, and boiling them just before you make them into hummus. Also, to make the best hummus you must use fresh tahini.

By boiling them, you’ll soften them up a little bit and the hull will be slightly less bitter, making the final hummus more creamy.

This homemade hummus makes a great vegan snack – I like to eat it with torn up, toasted tortilla pieces while I’m watching TV at night – it is SO good.

Hummus is almost always served with olive oil, but you can add dry spices such as paprika or garlic powder too.

How To Make Hummus

The first step in making hummus is boiling the chickpeas.
The first step in making hummus is boiling the chickpeas. It helps make the final hummus taste less bitter and have a creamier texture.

While the chickpeas are boiling, broil or roast the garlic. If you prefer a less strong garlic taste, you can substitute the fresh garlic with 1 teaspoon of dry garlic powder.

Hummus Recipe - how to make hummus at home.
Once the chickpeas have been boiled and cooled, we’ll add them into a food processor with the other ingredients to make hummus and process it into a smooth paste.
Hummus Recipe - how to make hummus at home
When your hummus is ready, it will be a smooth paste and should taste delicious. Serve with olive oil or use it as a spread in wraps, sandwiches, or toast.
Hummus Recipe - how to make hummus at home

How To Make Hummus

A simple, quick, and delicious recipe for hummus that can be eaten as a snack, or used as a spread in wraps, sandwiches, or toast.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins


  • 1 cup chickpeas cooked
  • 6 Tbsp tahini
  • 4 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice (about 1/2 a lemon)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • olive oil for serving


  • Add the chickpeas to a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then remove strain and allow to cool 5 minutes.
  • Broil the garlic for about 1 minute per side. If you don't have a broiler, roast the garlic for 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add all the ingredients except olive oil to a food processor and process until smooth. Serve with olive oil.


  • Store the hummus in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Course: Appetizer, Sauce, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
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