Homemade Hummus

Hummus is a traditional Arabic dish, very easy to prepare and really delicious. I made this homemade hummus for the first time and definitely will do it again. It is full of proteins and healthy too.

homemade hummus with freshly baked bread

The flavor of the homemade hummus is absolutely amazing, I like it spread on fresh bread, pita bread and with with falafel.


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Homemade Hummus

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Hummus is a traditional Arabic dish, very easy to prepare and really delicious, full of proteins and healthy too. The flavor of this homemade hummus is absolutely amazing.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 15 mins


  • 2 cups chickpeas , boiled
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup+ 2 tbsp liquid from chickpeas boiled water
  • 1/3 cup tahini paste (I've used homemade tahini)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin or more if you like


  • I wanted to make my own tahini paste. So to get 1/3 cup tahini paste you need 70 g sesame seeds and 10 ml olive oil. Roast sesame seeds into preheated nonstick frying pan and cook until lightly golden. Stir continuously to prevent burning. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Using a stick blender process seeds with oil until smooth.   
  • To make the hummus, add all the ingredients in a food processor and blend for 3-5 minutes until homogenous and smooth. 
  • Place the hummus in serving bowl, and sprinkle with olive oil and paprika. Serve with crackerspita bread chips or fresh crunchy bread.


Calories: 2199kcalCarbohydrates: 267.2gProtein: 91.6gFat: 94.4gSaturated Fat: 12.3gSugar: 44.7g
Calories: 2199kcal
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle East
Keyword: chickpea, hummus, tahini

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  1. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts Author says:

    This looks so pretty! Hummus makes me nervous (I am picky). I don’t like beans – but it looks so good, I just might have to try it.

  2. Hester Casey - Alchemy Author says:

    Love hummus and always have a can of chickpeas in the cupboard just in case a craving hits. Like the addition of cumin – and lovely photo.

  3. KelliSue Author says:

    I’ve even substituted peanut butter for the tahini paste. I got the idea from Turbo Hummus, by Alton Brown, and never looked back. My children will eat hummus spread on mini pitas, with their choice of sliced veggies on top, for lunch every day if I make it. They’re not even vegetarians.

  4. Sunny Author says:

    I leave tahini out of my hummus and I LOVE making veggie wraps.

  5. ann chee Author says:

    delish recipe

  6. Jo Author says:

    I wonder if I could just use sesame oil or just omit the tahini all together? I have never seen tahini in the store…

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Yes, you can omit the tahini if you don't find it in the stores and use a little of sesame oil or olive oil. You can also make the tahini at home if you have the time. There are people who omit the tahini paste on purpose because they don't like the taste. So it's a matter of taste here but it's good in any case. 

  7. Pappu Author says:

    Ok I just typed up this whole big long comment and now it’s not swnoihg up so i am going to do it again. If it shows up twice I’m not crazy, just computer stupid. So this is what I have been after the whole time, I just thought I would comment on all your other cute posts along the way. I saw this recipe about a week ago, but have been so CRAZY busy since we got home form vacation I’m just getting around to printing it off. Hummus is one of my favorite foods right now. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the recipe.

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