Creamy Homemade Hummus Recipe - A Delightful Dip for Every Occasion

Creamy Homemade Hummus Recipe - A Delightful Dip for Every Occasion

This classic Middle Eastern dip is not only a crowd-pleaser but also a versatile and nutritious addition to your table.

Gather your ingredients, and let's make that perfect batch of hummus.


  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons water (adjust for desired consistency)
  • Optional garnishes: chopped fresh parsley, a sprinkle of paprika, and a drizzle of olive oil


Prepare the Chickpeas:

Rinse and drain the canned chickpeas thoroughly. If you have the time, you can remove the skins for an even smoother hummus.

Blend the Ingredients:

In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, minced garlic, ground cumin, smoked paprika, and lemon juice. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Season to Taste:

Add salt and pepper to taste. For an extra burst of flavor, adjust the seasonings and consistency by adding water gradually until you reach your desired thickness.

Serve and Garnish:

Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with smoked paprika, and garnish with chopped fresh parsley for a vibrant finish.

Pair and Enjoy:

Serve your homemade hummus with an array of "dippables" like pita bread, carrot sticks, cucumber slices, or your favorite crackers. It also makes a fantastic spread for sandwiches or wraps.

Store and Share:

Store any leftover hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Hummus can be made ahead of time and is perfect for gatherings, picnics, or a quick and healthy snack.


Experiment with additional ingredients like roasted red peppers or roasted garlic for unique flavor variations. With this easy recipe, you'll never go back to store-bought hummus again.

Dive in and enjoy the creamy goodness!

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