Recipe: Classic Hummus Dip – Cheap & Easy to make!


I’ve been a huge fan of hummus for the past few years now. Up until recently, I finally decided to start making it at home. It’s so easy to change up too! If you want a different flavor like roasted garlic, you can roast some garlic and add it in. If you’re looking for roasted red pepper hummus, you can easily roast some red peppers and add them into it as well. I like mine a little spicy, so when I make hummus, I not only add cayenne, but I add a squirt or two of Sriracha. There’s so many options, and hummus is so versatile, you can change it up with however you’re wanting to! It’s SUPER easy to make, and so much cheaper than buying it pre-made.


3 tablespoons lemon juice or juice from 2-3 lemons
1/4 cup water
6 tablespoons tahini, stirred well
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 (14-ounce) can chick peas, drained and rinsed
1 small garlic clove, minced or pressed through garlic press (about 1/2 teaspoon)
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
Pinch cayenne (You can add more if you like it spicy, or leave it out altogether if you dont’ like it.)
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley leaves



– Combine lemon juice and water in small bowl then whisk together tahini and 2 tablespoons oil in second small bowl or measuring cup.

– Drain and rinse your chick peas.

Hummus_In Process1

– Process chickpeas, garlic, salt, cumin, and cayenne in food processor (you can also use a blender like a Ninja, Blendtec, or Vitamix) until almost fully ground, about 15 seconds or so.

– Scrape down the bowl with rubber spatula to get all ingredients to bottom. With the machine running, add lemon juice-water mixture in steady stream.

– Scrape down bowl again and continue to process/blend for 1 minute. With machine running, add oil & tahini mixture in a steady stream through feed tube, continue to process until hummus is smooth and creamy, about 15 seconds, scraping down bowl as needed.

Hummus_In Process2

– Transfer hummus to serving bowl sprinkle parsley over surface, cover with plastic wrap, and let stand until flavors meld, at least 30 minutes. You can even place in refrigerator over night.

– Enjoy with veggies, crackers, in a pita, on a sandwich or any other way you wish!



  1. Thank you for sharing. I have never made this before. I usually always buy it in the deli department. I will give this a try

  2. I never tried hummus before. I will now. This sounds so good.

  3. I love hummus. I haven’t been able to find the one brand that I love. I made some from a recipe, it was awful. This recipe sounds more like what I’m looking for. Thanks!

  4. md kennedy says:

    Yay! You put cumin and cayenne in your recipe. So many others make their hummus bland but I think this is the way to go.

  5. Karen Jaras says:

    Very particular about my Hummus, I only like Tribe. Any idea what makes it better?

  6. Yum! Hummus is definitely one of my favorite snacks, my toddler even loves it and will gobble it up with pita bread!

  7. Gloria Walshver says:

    I am always buying Hummus for my son who loves eating it.

  8. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I didn’t start eating hummus until a year ago and buy it at our local store. This recipe looks yummy and easy to make also good for you.

  9. This looks delicious, I don’t think I’ve ever had hummus, I really need to try this. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  10. I’ve never had hummus before but I’m eager to see what the hype is all about!

  11. What a quick and easy recipe – and the hummus looks delicious, too! I can also recommend the addition of roasted red peppers or mushrooms, which go very well with hummus!

  12. hummas is my go to power snack, thanks for the recipe

  13. I am not the biggest fan of hummus, but my husband enjoys it. That being said, I have never made it. I am letting my husband know how easy it is to make though. Thanks for the post.

  14. Jessica Noble says:

    We LOVE hummus!!! This recipe is simple and delicious!! Thank you 🙂

  15. This is a good recipe. It’s the closet I’ve found to the store brand that I enjoy.

  16. Thank you so very much for sharing Recipe: Classic Hummus Dip – Cheap & Easy to make! I learned something new tonight! I always hear of humus and never knew exactly what it was or how it tasted! With your recipe, now I know what humus is made out of and it really doesn’t sound that bad! I hear about it all the time and even see it in the grocery store, however, I never picked it up to read the ingredients or know what it was made of! Now I know how to make it and I think that I’m going to give it a try. Who knows, we just might like it! I know there are an awful lot of people out there that like it! I really do appreciate your posting this recipe! I’m going to write it down, get the ingredients and give it a try! Thanks again, Michele 🙂

  17. Charissa Nesler says:

    I love hummus! This recipe sounds really easy and tasty 🙂

  18. Hummus is really good but expensive to buy in the store…thanks for the recipe.

  19. Laurie Nykaza says:

    I’m so glad you shared this recipe I have always wanted to know how to make it and now I will try it out looks so good.

  20. Renee Smith says:

    I’ve never heard of Tahini. What is that? This recipe sounds great tho and I would love to make it for our next party.

  21. laura rubenstein says:

    I love Hummus! Thank you for posting this so now I can make my own 🙂

  22. Joanne Gregory says:

    We eat hummus all the time! Never thought of making it myself – I will give it a try!

  23. I love hummus. I could eat it by the spoonful. Thanks for the recipe.

  24. I love hummus on pita chips! I’ve been wanting to make my own since the ones at the store are so expensive! And I know EXACTLY what goes in it…I am printing this one to put in my recipe box!!

  25. Marnie G (Derrick Todd) says:

    I’ve always wanted to make my own hummus. Thanks for the recipe. We’ll definitely be trying it!

  26. I’ve never had hummus, but after seeing this recipe, I’m definitely going to make some. This looks so good!

  27. I’ve been experimenting with making my own hummus, and I’d like to try this recipe – looks easy and good!

  28. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    My husband love hummus , but I have never made my own. This recipe is easy and I shall have to try it.

  29. My son loves hummus and anything chick pea. Thanks for sharing recipe.

  30. I like my hummus with lots of garlic and spices. Easy to make.
    slehan at juno dot com

  31. Deb E (@debbieeland) says:

    I just bought some dried garbanzo beans so I would always have some on hand, even though canned is more convenient. I’ve not tried making hummus yet.

  32. I’ve never tried hummus because I didn’t know what it was. Now that I do I will have to try it. Thank you !!

  33. I want to make up a large batch. I’m unsure as to how long it be refrigerated or if it can be frozen.

  34. Deb E (@debbieeland) says:

    Finally got around to making this. I added cilantro since I didn’t have fresh parsley. It was delish.

  35. I love hummus and I love that this recipe is easy to follow. Thank you for sharing.

  36. I like hummus because you can vary the spices/ingredients you put in for different flavors.
    slehan at juno dot com

  37. Deborah D says:

    i have chick peas and now i know what to make with them. sounds good.

  38. My mom loves hummus. I don’t think she has ever tried to make her own, but I know she would like to give it a try. I’m going to share this recipe with her.

  39. jennifer corrado says:

    My husband and I love Hummus! I never knew how to make it homemade, I’m sure it’s so much better than store bought. Thanks for sharing!

  40. Yum! I love some good hummus. I’ve never tried making my own; maybe I should!

  41. Katrina Phelan | The Math Lovin' Momma says:

    I love hummus! Never made my own but it seems really simple. Might have to give it a shot!

  42. I like hummus to serve to my friend who is gluten-free.

    slehan at juno dot com

  43. Sounds delicious. I make hummus almost every month but have never added cumin so I’ll have to try that. I usually put a bit of paprika on top to give it a bit of a kick!

  44. Thanks so very much for the recipe on Classic Hummus Dip – Cheap & Easy to make! Sounds like it’s really easy to make! I’ve never tried Hummus Dip before. I just found out what it’s made of from reading your recipe! I’m not sure if I like Chick Peas or not! I’ll have to try it and see! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe with all of us! I truly honestly appreciate it! Thanks again! Michele 🙂

  45. I love hummus and this is definitely a recipe I will have to try. Thank you for sharing!

  46. I like hummus with lots of garlic. Sometimes I put in sun dried tomatoes.
    slehan at juno dot com

  47. Meghan Castillo says:

    I am not a big fan of hummus but my children love it. I always buy it in the stores because I am not the best cook. lol

  48. Dandi D says:

    Cucumbers and homemade hummus is one of my family’s favorite snacks.

  49. This is so healthy and easy to make. This is favorite of mine.

  50. SaraAB87 says:

    I love hummus. It is tasty and healthy.

  51. My favorite brand isn’t sold at my grocery store anymore. I’ve been trying others, but find they have too much lemon or garlic.

  52. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This makes for such a great snack. My family really enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing

  53. I was introduced to hummus back in 1988 when I lived in a largely populated Lebanese community. I love it and could seriously eat it every single day. This recipe is very much like the one I use. I love to eat in sandwiches too! I’ve seen a lot of recipes for hummus out there (red pepper, beet, etc.) and I’m not sure why they call it hummus because hummus is the Arabic word for a “chick pea” dip, but anyhoo…chick pea hummus remains my absolute favorite! 🙂 I don’t know if you’ve ever tried making it by cooking your own chick peas, but it makes a world of difference in the texture. When you cook your own and then “skin” the chick peas, it comes out so creamy and smooth. I just make a big batch of chick peas in my slow cooker and then freeze the ones I don’t use so I’ll have cooked ones on hand. Also, you don’t have to add water to get that creamy consistency!

  54. David Fultner says:


  55. I really love homemade hummus. I’ve never thought of using sriracha in my hummus before, I’ll have to try that! Removing the skins from the chickpeas also takes it to another level!

  56. Tamra Phelps says:

    I love hummus, but I’ve never made it myself! Thanks for the recipe, I’ll try it.

  57. I’m not familiar with Tahini, but I do love hummus! Thanks for sharing this easy recipe, can’t wait to give it a try!

  58. What is Tahini? Never heard of it.

  59. Edna Williams says:

    Thank you for sharing this! I’ve never made hummus because I just buy it, but this looks so easy, I may have to try it!

  60. I love hummus but each brand I’ve tried is different. Some have too much lemon or garlic. Thanks for this recipe. It’s not exactly what I’m looking for, but close enough. I just need to figure out how to adjust it to suit my taste.

  61. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This is such a great recipe. My family loves it. You are right, it is easy to make. Thank you for sharing

  62. I adore making hummus. It’s nice with cilantro added, or roasted red peppers.

  63. Olivine Eyes says:

    Hummus is one of my favorite dips, it is way better than ranch or sour cream. I never made some before, I better try soon.

  64. This sounds like how I make hummus, except I typically cook the beans, too. I like making my own, and it tastes great, I just made a big batch last weekend!

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