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Homemade Hummus Recipe

Quick and Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe. Classic hummus cheap and easy to make at home. | | DontWasteTheCrumbs.com

5 from 2 reviews

Super easy homemade hummus recipe that is simply the BEST! This recipe is vegan, made without tahini, naturally healthy and classic with a hint of garlic.


  • 2 cups chickpeas (cooked from scratch, or 115 oz can drained and rinsed 3 times)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/21 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½1 tsp cumin
  • ¼1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 24 Tbsp water


  1. Put the garbanzo beans, olive oil, 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice, spices and 2 Tbsp of water in a food processor OR a high powered blender (I have a Blendtec Blender).
  2. Process the beans until they are smooth. You may need to add water, 1 tablespoon at a time and up to 2 additional tablespoons, in order to achieve the right consistency.
  3. Taste the hummus and add additional spices or lemon juice if desired. I almost always add a total of 1 tsp of cumin and ¾ tsp of cayenne pepper. Process again and taste again, adjusting the spices as needed.
  4. Serve with raw vegetables or homemade pita bread!


  • If beans tend to make you gassy, you’ll want to cook your own beans. Those with super sensitive bellies can add a strip of kombu (seaweed) to the beans during the soaking process as well. That can also to help break down the enzymes that give you tummy troubles.
  • Adding a slice of ginger, some fennel seeds or cumin seeds can also help.
  • Be sure to remove them before you start cooking the beans. Using a metal tea ball or a silicone tea bag can help keep the small seeds together, and make it easier to remove them later on.


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