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Hummus served in a bowl with pita chips on the side
5 from 9 votes

Hummus Recipe

This homemade hummus recipe is so creamy and healthy, with so many nutrients and protein from chickpeas. It's the perfect appetizer or snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: Chickpeas, dip, snack
Servings: 6
Calories: 195kcal
Author: Ayeh
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  • 1 cup dried chickpeas or 2 cups cooked chickpeas (they can be canned)
  • 2 heaped tablespoon tahini
  • ½ lemon
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 ice cubes
  • Sea salt
  • Tiny splash of cold water


  • Extra chickpeas
  • Paprika
  • Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • Chopped parsley


  • If using canned chickpeas, skip to step 7 (check notes in my tips above)
  • If using dried chickpeas, soak dry chickpeas overnight in cold water. Ensure they are in a large bowl as they will double or triple in size
  • The next day, rinse under water and boil in fresh water in a pot medium on heat.
  • Add 1 teaspoon baking soda to the pot once it starts to boil. Keep an eye and remove any foam that appears on the top
  • Cook until chickpeas are very soft, approximately 25 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water
  • If wishing to peel chickpeas, refer to instructions on how to peel chickpeas quickly in notes above.
  • Add chickpeas to a blender or food processor. Add tahini, juice of the lemon, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, ice cubes and splash of water. Blend until a smooth texture is achieved. If it’s too grainy or thick, add a splash more cold water or another ice cube to help it smoothen.
  • Serve in a bowl and with a spoon create a well or dipped design on the top. Garnish with extra chickpeas, sprinkle of smoked paprika, drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and some chopped parsley. Serve alongside crispy pita chips and some chopped veggie sticks and enjoy!



Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 163IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg