Cheaper than store-bought and just as delicious! This simple, fluffy homemade oil-free hummus recipe is perfect as a dip with pita chips, veggie sticks or as a spread.
For this basic hummus recipe, you'll need:
How do you make homemade hummus?
Blend until smooth. Stop and scrape down sides, as needed, to fully blend together all the ingredients.
Transfer to serving bowl and sprinkle with your favorite herbs and spices.
Use homemade chickpeas
While you can certainly use a can of chickpeas for this recipe, I recommend using homemade chickpeas, because they will make a creamier hummus.
Use a high speed blender, if possible
Using a high speed blender will make your hummus more smooth.
You may have to start and stop it a few times to shake or stir it to release the air bubble that forms at the bottom where the blade spins. But, it's worth it!
You can also use a food processor, like is pictured in this recipe. Just process it longer to help achieve a smooth, creamy hummus.
Don't skip the tahini
Tahini is important in giving homemade hummus it's traditional flavor. If you have it on hand, don't skip it in this recipe.
If you don't have any tahini, you can still make hummus, it will just taste slightly different.
It thickens as it cools
If it seems too runny after you've finished blending it, transfer it to a container and cool it in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. It will thicken up as it cools.
Can you freeze homemade hummus?
Yes! Freeze in an airtight container. Leave room at the top of the container for the hummus to expand a little bit.
How long does homemade hummus last?
Homemade hummus will last for 3-5 days in the refrigerator. You can freeze homemade hummus up to 6 months.
👨👩👦👦 Serving suggestions
Hummus is best loved as a dip for pita bread, quick and easy homemade pita chips, raw veggies like carrots, celery, cucumber, bell pepper or radishes.
Homemade hummus is better with a sprinkling of spices and herbs on top! Try dried sumac (has a sour citrus taste), parsley, cilantro, basil, za'atar, toasted pine nuts...
The possibilities are endless.
One of our favorites is Zohrab's Greek seasoning (pictured, available at Phoenicia Specialty Foods in Houston) on top of our hummus.
But, you can also use it as a spread for sandwiches and wraps.
Hummus is perfect as a side dish for a Mediterranean, Middle Eastern or Greek-inspired bowl, like this quinoa tabouli bowl.
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- Homemade Fat Free Pita Chips
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🗺 Around the world
Hummus is common in Middle Eastern, North African and Mediterranean cultures.
Think Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Syria, Israel and Palestine.
An entire meal can be based around a good hummus and good flatbread.
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- 1 can chickpeas (1 ½ cups), drained (reserve liquid) and rinsed
- 2 tablespoons chickpea liquid (aquafaba)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor.
- Process until smooth and fluffy, stopping to scrape down sides of jar, as needed.
- Adjust salt and pepper, to taste.
- Serve with raw veggies or homemade fat free pita chips.
Homemade hummus will continue to thicken as it cools in the refrigerator.
Hummus freezes well! Put in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 282mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g
Nutritional calculations are done using online tools, such as recipe widget Create. Even though we have tried to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates.