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This Simple Hummus recipe is an easy appetizer dip recipe that can be put together in just minutes if you have the ingredients in your kitchen. All of these ingredients can be found in most major supermarkets.

I have updated the photos from the original recipe posted 8 years ago on Organized Island. I recently posted a recipe for homemade pita bread, and a few people have asked me if I had a great Hummus recipe.

Homemade Hummus Recipe

Hi Friends, today I am sharing a super easy recipe for homemade hummus. Honestly, it just takes five ingredients to make a nice batch of hummus, perfect for vegetable sticks, crackers or pita chips.

Why This Recipe?

This simple chickpea hummus is so easy to make. The result is a creamy and delicious dip idea. I use canned chickpeas in my homemade hummus and it works fabulously! This is a hummus recipe with tahini and it adds wonderful flavor to the dip. 


Hummus Ingredients

Ingredients for Hummus

Garbanzo Beans – This is hat makes hummus so easy to make. I usually buy generic brands and it comes out great.

Tahini – This paste is a butter-like spread made of sesame seeds. It adds that distinctive hummus flavor and this is a great brand to use. A few years ago Tahini (sesame seed past) was harder to find, but now you can find it pretty easily

Olive Oil – Always a must for anything Mediterranean

Lemon – for flavor

Garlic – I recommend fresh garlic but you can use a paste or jarred if that is all you have. 

How to Make Hummus

This is where it is really simple. All you need to do is put all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. 

Want to change up your hummus? This spicy hummus recipe makes a tasty treat for a party or game day party.



Hummus and Pita Recipe

I like to add a little Tapatio hot sauce to spice it up, but it tastes good without it too.  I like to serve it with pita chips or sliced carrots, peppers, and celery.

It is a great appetizer to pull together when you have unexpected company or just need something quick. It is also one of the healthier appetizer recipes when served from fruit.

It helps me stay away from some of the fried food that is not friendly to my figure. Plus it is so good!


Homemade Hummus Recipe

You can also add a little chile or roasted red peppers to add a little flavor to create a spicy hummus. Be sure to check out my Homemade Pita Bread recipe for a delicious combination!

Easy Homemade Hummus Appetizer Recipe


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Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe

Simple Hummus Recipe:

Easy Homemade Hummus Appetizer Recipe

Simple Hummus

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This easy homemade hummus recipe can be made in minutes and is so delicious!


  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped, I use the jar variety)
  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Tahini
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste


    1. Put the ingredients into a blender.

    2. Mix all of the above until smooth.  The consistency should be creamy and blended.

    3. Refrigerate and serve.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

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