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.
Hi Friends, today I am sharing an easy hummus recipe. Honestly, it just takes five simple ingredients (besides salt and pepper) to make a nice batch of hummus, perfect to serve with fresh vegetables, crackers or pita chips.
Why This Recipe?
This homemade 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 creamy hummus recipe with tahini paste and it adds wonderful flavor to the dip. It is very easy to make your own hummus if you haven't tried it yet and only takes a little extra time to make.
This basic hummus recipe is fresher than what y0u find in the grocery store and is a lot cheaper to make. It has a creamy texture and no added preservatives.
Ingredients for Hummus
Garbanzo Beans - This is what makes hummus so easy to make. I usually buy a generic can of chickpeas and it comes out great. Or use your favorite brand of chick peas. I do not recommend using dry chickpeas for this recipe.
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. It comes from the middle east, so check that area of your grocery store.
Olive Oil - Always a must for anything Mediterranean
Lemon - for flavor
Garlic - I recommend fresh minced garlic cloves but you can use a paste or jarred if that is all you have.
Salt - Use Kosher salt or Himilayan salt
How to Make Hummus
This is where it is really simple to make from scratch hummus. All you need to do is put all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until it reaches a smooth texture. It will make perfect hummus!
This great recipe looks fabulous on your table and is the perfect snack recipe for gatherings and tailgate parties.
Recipe Variations, Serving Suggestions and Substitutions
This is best served with warm pita bread. Check out my homemade pita bread recipe.
I like to add a little Tapatio hot sauce to spice up the plain hummus from time to time, but it tastes good without it too. I like to serve it with pita chips, tortilla chips, sliced carrots, peppers, or celery.
It is a great appetizer recipe 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. Top the hummus with a little olive oil, a few cranberries or pine nuts for a pretty presentation.
It also makes a great crostini or sandwich spread.
For more variation ideas, you can add the following to your basic hummus:
- chopped olives
- blue cheese crumbles
- fresh lemon juice
- ground chili or ground cumin
It helps me stay away from some of the fried food that is not friendly to my figure. Plus it is so good!
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!
Don't forget to pin this recipe for later - it's the best hummus recipe!
More Delicious Dip Recipes
- 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. Drain the chickpeas. Pour into a blender or the bowl of a food processor.
- 2. Add the resto of thie ingredients
2. Mix all of the above until desired consistency. The consistency should be creamy and blended. If it is too thick, you can add a tablespoon of water.
- 3. Refrigerate and serve.
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What is your go-to recipe when you need a quick appetizer?
Yum! I am always buying this for about 4bucks each visit to the store. I bet this recipe is also so much better. Thanks for all these great tips and ideas! You are naturally all that I wish to be! haha
Thanks for your sweet comment Noel!
Hummus is actually one of my go-to appetizers. I almost always have tahini and garbanzo beans in the pantry. I also do cheese quesadillas or pizza roll-ups.
Hi Patty, quesadillas are good too. Pizza roll ups sound good. How do you make them?
I love hummus!!! so I will try this one! Seems easy and yummy!
I am so glad you put where to find Tahini because I would have no idea otherwise. I'm supposed to bring an appetizer to a gathering later this month. I think I know what I'll bring now!
It is so simple to make! Thank you for stopping by the Island.
I've always wanted to make this! Popped in from SITS!
How easy is that? I love hummus! I'm definitely going to have to make this.
Very yummy and super easy! Must give it a try 🙂
I love this! I live in South Africa - what would be a substitute for garbonza beans? I have never heard of them? Thanks! Visiting from SITS.
Hi Leslie from South Africa! They might be called chickpeas in other areas. You could try northern beans or navy beans and see if you like it. Thanks for stopping by!
Yum, I could do this! Thank you!
I love making hummus! I like adding roasted, ground cumin to mine and lots of lemon. Visiting from the Saturday Sharefest 🙂
I'll have to try adding cumin, I love adding flavors to change it up.
LOVE hummus and this looks like my husbands recipe! 🙂
Nicole @ Adventures of a Semper Fi Family
What a coincidence that I just made hummus for a last minute neighborhood cook out today. I substitute peanut butter for tahini and water for olive oil. I love to throw in some roasted red pepper too. Yum! Stopping by from SoCal Social!
Hi Nicole! Oooh! Roasted red pepper sounds good too! Thank you for stopping by!
Thanks for the recipe - hummus is my go to snack - but making my own would def save some money....Stopping by from Debbie Doos....
Thanks for stopping by Cathy!
Thank you for posting this! I've always wondered how hummus is made and would love to include some olives, have you tried adding other ingredients?
I have only added hot sauce and extra garlic. I have heard some people add avocado, but have not tried it. Olives sound like a good addition. I'll have to try it! Thanks for stopping by Maribel!
This beats buying it in the store any day and it is super fresh. I must try this. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our WIW linky party. I hope you can join us.
pinned it! Every month I try to make at list one pinned recipe and this is definitely going on the list 🙂
Thanks for the pin Stephanie! 🙂
pinned it! Every month I try to make at least one pinned recipe and this is definitely going on the list!