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Quick, Easy Homemade Hummus

Updated on July 6, 2016
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Jean is a 27 year old living and writing in Auckland, New Zealand. She's passionate about travel, cooking, wellness, and writing.

This is the easiest thing that I make, but it's usually the thing that impresses most easily! People think I'm Martha Stewart or something when I pull it out at parties or for on-set catering - "seriously, did you MAKE your own hummus!?"

Everyone loves hummus! It's vegan, healthy and delicious!

The secret is, it's ridiculously simple to make. I have no idea why supermarket brands are so expensive! If you have a hand blender or regular blender then you can make this in 5 minutes. It's super cheap too. You'll just have to buy a jar of tahini the first time you make it, which can be expensive, but since the recipe only needs 2 tablespoons it will last you for dozens of batches.

And once you have it down, it's really easy to experiment with different flavours. (I like to add caramelised onion). Try it out for yourself!

Homemade Hummus
Homemade Hummus | Source
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Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: Makes a Large Bowl


  • 2 Tbsp Tahini
  • 2 Cans Chickpeas, Drained
  • 4 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
  • 2 Tsp Garlic Powder, (To replace fresh garlic)
  • 1/4 Water

Instructions - Homemade Hummus

  1. Peel and chop your garlic (or prepare 2 tsp garlic powder). Drain your chickpeas. Place in bowl or blender.
  2. Add 2 Tablespoons of Tahini, 4 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp salt, and 1/4 cup of water.
  3. Blend the mixture. You may need to add more water if the hummus is too thick or difficult to blend. Add a tbsp at a time to make sure it does not get too runny.
  4. Once hummus has blended to desired texture (no whole chickpeas remaining), place hummus in a large bowl and refrigerate.
  5. Serve hummus with celery, carrot sticks, crackers, beetroot salad, or anything you can think of!


PRO-TIP: Once you've nailed the recipe above (and seen how easy it is!) you can experiment with different flavours by adding different ingredients of your choice to the process above!

Here are two of my favourite easy variations to get you started:

Caramelized Onion Hummus

Saute/fry onions in butter until golden, and add to blender when cool.

Sweet Potato Hummus

Peel and chop a medium sized sweet potato (or kumara if you're in New Zealand). Boil until tender, cool, and add to blender.

Homemade Hummus
Homemade Hummus | Source


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