Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Homemade Hummus

Hummus is such a great food to have on hand.  It makes for a quick and easy snack when paired with fresh veggies, pita, or crackers.  It also makes a great toddler food!  I use it as a spread on small pieces of homemade bread.  Once you try making it at home, you will never buy it from the store again.  It is so simple to make and only uses 6 ingredients!  

This recipe makes a wonderful plain hummus and also works as a great base for customizing it with different flavors.  I make a batch of this for my kids and when I want a snack, I adjust the flavors and make it spicy!  :)  It is also a bit less oily than some hummus recipes to allow me to add other ingredients to change it up.  Also, oil is a very calorically dense food with little nutritional value, so I figure less is more.  The best part of making it on your own is you can add as much oil as you like!  


1 C dried chickpeas, cooked and rinsed (or a 15oz can)
2 cloves garlic
1/2 C tahini sauce
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin


  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor.  Run for 20-30 seconds until smooth. 
  2. Scrape the sides of the food processor and pulse for about 10 more seconds.
  3. Check the flavor and texture and adjust the oil or lemon juice to your taste.


  1. mmm i love hummus! i should really start making it myself

  2. I have just recently been experimenting with hummus. I love it on crackers. Now that I know I can make my own, it will save me some $$$. Thank you for sharing this on Foodie Friends Friday.

  3. WE loooooooooooove humus and I have to admit that I'm usually too lazy to make it at home
    Seeing this I'm changing my habbit :)