This easy hummus recipe uses only 5 ingredients & is ready in 5 minutes. It's made from the perfect traditional mix of: chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, tahini & salt.
Easy Hummus Ingredients
- 2 cups chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- ¼ cup tahini
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 3 cloves garlic
- ½ teaspoon salt
How to Make Easy Hummus
? Step 1: Blend
Add all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
? Step 2: Add Water
Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until your hummus reaches your desired consistency (I usually end up adding 2 TBSP).
? Step 3: Taste Test
Taste and add additional salt if preferred.
? Step 4: Serve
Serve as a dip for chips, fruit or vegetables or use as a spread for toast or sandwiches.
Frequently Asked Questions
Homemade hummus can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 to 5 days.
Yes, you can freeze hummus in an airtight container. You could even make a double (or triple) batch of this recipe and then freeze portion-sized containers to enjoy later. Thaw the hummus 24 hours before you want to eat it.
This homemade hummus is not keto (because it uses chickpeas, a source of carbs), but it is vegan and it is gluten free.
Tips for Making Hummus
- Use a good quality Tahini: a classic ingredient in hummus, Tahini gives a lot of flavor and it makes a difference what quality you use.
- Add a little water: after you blend the hummus, it should be very thick. You'll want to add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until it reaches your desired consistency.
- Blend well: use a food process or high-speed blender and blend until your hummus is smooth (and not grainy). There shouldn't be any lumps in your hummus.