Easy and Delicious Homemade Hummus!

BERN why on Earth would I make hummus when I can just buy Sabra or Trader Joe’s Brand? Well, I hate to burst your bubble but most of the packaged #hummuss’ out there contain oils that are really really bad for you, ie: soybean oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, canola oil. Why are they bad? Well, that’s a post for another day folks, but, if you make it yourself you can treattttt yoself right using the good oils (coconut oil, olive oil) and it tastes even better than store bought! It’s also cheaper. Win win.


1 can chickpeas drained

Juice of 1 lemon (I’ve made it without, still good)

¼ cup Tahini

½ garlic clove minced

2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 to 3 tablespoons of water (depending on how thick you want it)

½ teaspoon of salt

½ teaspoon of cumin


1. In a food processor, pour in tahini and lemon juice and whip up for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

2. Add the olive oil, salt, cumin and garlic and whip up for another 30 seconds to 1 minutes.

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3. Open the can of chickpeas, drain it, then pour about half in and whip it up again until smooth.

4. Add the rest of the chickpeas and keep on WHIPPIN. Slowly pour in the 2 or 3 tablespoons of water until its at a constancy of your liking.

5. CHU DONE GIRL! Now put the hummus in an old sabra container so your friends don’t think your’e weird when they come over.

Anyone else make their own hummus? Or have favorite recipes I can try? 

6 thoughts on “Easy and Delicious Homemade Hummus!

  1. Thank you for the recipe 🙂
    Hummus is a easy yet healthy option.
    I will just add something..if you use plain cumin powder , you might want to try dry roasted cumin powder..its has an aroma!

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  2. My ex-husband was from the Middle East, and we made hummus all the time! One thing we always did, was cook the chick peas first. Just dump the can, juices and all, in a pot and simmer until the chick peas squish easily with your fork. I don’t know if it makes much of a difference or not. I let myself believe that it made the final consistency a little smoother. I have not done an official taste test of the two ways, though!


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