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Quick & Easy Hummus Recipe

Updated on May 8, 2013

Hummus is a Middle Eastern Arabic dip (or spread) that is used as either a side or sometimes a starter in its own right. It is normally served with pitta bread or other similar flatbreads. However, having bought hummus from a shop for a while I decided to make it myself.

This recipe is a quick hummus recipe which can be altered slightly to fit your specific needs. Some people, for example, will add peppers and spice to their hummus to make it have a little more kick to it. What is certain though, is that once you have made this recipe you will not want to buy shop bought hummus again. It is a lot tastier if made yourself and only take 15 minutes max to make...


  • 200g Tinned Chickpeas, Drained
  • 100g Tahini Paste
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Pinch Salt
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Paprika

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Makes 1 medium bowl of hummus.


  1. Take the drained chickpeas and add into a mixing bowl with the tahini paste.
  2. Next crush the garlic cloves (or very finely chop) and add into the mixture.
  3. Add the cumin, lemon, paprika, salt, olive oil to the mix.
  4. Finally, blend the mixture either in a food processor or by hand until it is smooth.

Spicy Avacado Hummus

If you would like to add a little something extra to your hummus then perhaps you could add:

1 ripe avocado, cut in half, skin and stone removed

1/2 tbsp of tobasco sauce

Put these in the mix before you blend to make this spicy hummus...

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    • skinnaz profile image

      skinnaz 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Ive made it a few times and think its so easy to make.

      The tahini is an extra, you don't have to add the whole lot if you don't want. I think it makes it slightly less bland than normal though. Give it a go and let me know what you think to it :)

    • Just Ask Susan profile image

      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I've only ever made hummus once and I did really enjoy it. I didn't have any Tahini Paste but will add this when I try your recipe.

      Thanks for sharing.