Easy Hummus Recipe (Better Than Store-Bought)

Easy Hummus Recipe (Better Than Store-Bought)
Easy Hummus Recipe (Better Than Store-Bought)

Here is our favourite, easy hummus recipe.

Hummus (alternative names: hommos, houmous) is a Middle Eastern dip usually made from blended chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and spices. It’s a very simple recipe that can be made in 5 to 10 minutes. Very often hummus is made with tahini paste. But in our opinion, it’s optional — hummus without tahini tastes just as great.

Easy Hummus Recipe

Hummus is super tasty and super easy to make.

Ingredients (2 servings):

  • 1 x 400 g can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 2-4 tablespoons of water
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (from a bottle or squeezed from a lemon)
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon tahini paste
  • A pinch of chili powder (optional)
  • A few parsley or coriander leaves (optional)

In just a few minutes, you will have creamy delicious homemade hummus which is better and cheaper than store-bought. You can enjoy hummus with grilled bread, toast or flatbread, grilled paprika, potatoes and other veggies.


Rinse the chickpeas and put them in the blender cup.

Add water, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin and salt, and the optional ingredients if you choose to. Blend all of this for a couple of minutes until smooth. 

Your simple hummus is ready!

Easy Hummus Recipe Without Tahini Paste

Most of people make hummus with tahini paste.

However, we believe it’s optional. Take the same ingredients except for tahini paste, follow the same directions, and you’ll get a similar as tasty hummus. There’s also a possibility that you will like it this way even more, as not everyone like the taste of tahini.


Featured photo by Nataliya Vaitkevich from Pexels

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