Easy Homemade Hummus

easy homemade hummus recipe

Hummus is a dip, spread, or savory dish made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. It is popular in the Middle East and in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe.


1/3 cup good-quality tahini. You may also use peanut butter

2–4 tablespoons cold water, or more if needed

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

2 medium cloves garlic, peeled and smashed

juice of 1 lemon (2–3 tablespoons)

1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas*, rinsed and drained

optional toppings: extra drizzle of olive oil, chopped fresh parsley, sprinkle of ground sumac or paprika, toasted pine nuts



1. Put all the ingredients in a food processor or a blender.

2. Blend until smooth. Add water depending on the consistency you want.

3. You may add more salt, lemon juice or any other spices depending on your preferred taste.

4. Serve! You may store the hummus in a container. It will last on your refrigerator for 4-5 days. 

36 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Hummus”

    1. Hummus can be very expensive here in the Philippines! I love to pair it with crackers but I couldn’t do it all the time because I always thought it was difficult to make. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Loving your recipes!

  1. Perfect timing — I have all the ingredients needed to make this, and my kids LOVE hummus! Fascinating that it’s possible to use peanut butter instead of tahini — we may need to try that…

  2. I dunno what it is but I have become so obsessed with hummus and I feel like i’m paying way too much for it. You make it look so simple! I could make this at home, in bulk, probably for cheaper too! How long does it typically last in the fridge for?

  3. I love HUMMUS! <3 I've only attempted to make it once at home and my whole family loved it. Here's to cooking beyond our comfort zone!

    P.S. Any leads where to buy actual Tahini in Manila? 🙂

  4. This dip dish looks familiar to me but I can’t seem to remember kung naka try naba ako neto pero talagang feeling ko natikman ko na 😀 I wonder what are the health benefits of hummus.

  5. I love making hummus at home! The moment I realized how easy it is to do it, I’ve been doing it at home ever since! Thanks for the tip that peanut butter can be used as a substitute for tahini – ang hirap makahanap ng mura nito! Hahaha! Thanks for sharing this, Paolo!

  6. blair villanueva

    I think I should follow your recipe instead of buying a ready-made hummus from Woolworths. This looks more delicious though!

  7. Booyah! I love hummus, but I neve thought of making it myself. Believe it or not, I actually didn’t even know what it was made out of. LOL

  8. I haven’t realised that you can use peanut butter to make hummus, I must give it go sometimes. I often make my own tahini by putting sesame seeds in a blender with a bit of water, that also tastes nice.

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