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Homemade Hummus

Got 5 minutes? Homemade Hummus is so quick, easy, and delicious you may never use store-bought hummus again! You'll probably save a few pennies, too!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 12 (2 Tablespoons Each) (Recipe Makes About 1½ Cups Total)
Calories: 86kcal
Author: Michelle | Now Cook This!


  • cups cooked chickpeas, or 1 (15.5-ounce) can, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 small cloves garlic, or more or less, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • olive oil, for drizzling, optional
  • chopped fresh parsley , for garnish, optional
  • red pepper flakes, for garnish, optional


  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor or high-powered blender and blend until smooth. If the hummus is too thick, slowly add some water, about a tablespoon at a time, until you reach the desired consistency. 
  • Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of chopped fresh parsley and red pepper flakes, if desired.
  • Store any leftover hummus in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Recipe Notes

  • Calorie estimate does not include any additional olive oil drizzled on as a garnish.
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