It's easy to make hummus at home with just a few pantry items. Serve drizzled with your best-quality extra-virgin olive oil and chopped parsley. Mop it up with warm whole-wheat pita bread or cut-up vegetables.

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Recipe Summary

10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • With the motor running, drop garlic through the feed tube of a food processor fitted with a steel blade attachment; process until finely minced. Scrape down the sides of the workbowl and add chickpeas, lemon juice, oil, tahini and salt. Process until completely smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as necessary, 1 to 2 minutes.



Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Note: Tahini is a thick paste of ground sesame seeds. Look for it at large supermarkets in the Middle Eastern section or near other nut butters.

Nutrition Facts

144 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 13.3g; dietary fiber 2.5g; sugars 0.2g; fat 8.9g; saturated fat 1.2g; vitamin a iu 14.9IU; vitamin c 5.2mg; folate 39.6mcg; calcium 22mg; iron 0.8mg; magnesium 18.4mg; potassium 112.9mg; sodium 298mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
This hummus recipe is quick easy and delicious. Awesome as an app paired with my favorite crusty bread. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious and easy to make! Added 4 cloves of garlic instead of 1 - we liked the little extra garlic. Will likely not buy hummus pre-made every again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I've never liked my own hummus and I've finally broken through that problem with this recipe! I stuck to the measurements and used the juice pulp and zest of 1/2 a lemon. Yum! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I think I used too much salt Tasty too salty I hope I m going to be ok It wasn t bad.. didn t use garlic and I put half an avocado in as well Read More