Skip to Content

Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe – so quick to make!

Sharing is caring!

easy homemade hummus drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with smoked paprika

Our easy homemade hummus recipe is so quick and tasty – you’ll not buy store bought hummus again!

An easy homemade hummus recipe is definitely good to know – using just a handful of simple ingredients you can whizz up a healthy, naturally vegan snack in literally minutes.

Once you’ve got the basic homemade hummus recipe nailed you can add your own flavour twists and take it in so many different directions.

You’ll quickly find that homemade hummus tastes so much better the shop bought and that it’s really low cost to make.

There’s so many tasty ways to use hummus in your recipes and meals – it’s super versatile and delicious. Honestly once you start to make your own hummus you’ll never go back to shop bought again.

Easy Homemade Hummus Ingredients

ingredient for easy homemade hummus - tin of drained chickpeas, tbs of tahini, bottle of olive oil, garlic clove, sea salt and half a lemon all together on a wooden chopping board
  • 400g can chickpeas (you can pick these up in the supermarket for as cheap as 35p a can)
  • 1 heaped tbs tahini – tahini is widely available in supermarkets it’s a sesame seed paste and adds a delicious taste to your hummus
  • 1 clove garlic – peeled and chopped
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2-3 tbs olive oil

How to make easy homemade hummus

It’s so easy to make your own hummus from scratch – you will need a food processor or hand held blender though to do the work for you.

  • Peel and chop the garlic
  • Half the lemon and squeeze the juice.
half a lemon being juiced on a glass juicer on a bright green jospeh joseph chopping board
  • Then just add all the ingredients to the food processor and blitz until smooth – if the hummus looks a little thick or dry then loosen the mixture with a little cold water rather than add extra olive oil.
homemade hummus in a food processor
  • Once blitzed to a smooth paste tip into a serving bowl and if you like you can drizzle over some olive oil and just a little pinch of smoked paprika so it looks nice.
easy homemade hummus drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with smoked paprika

What to eat with easy homemade hummus – 10 tasty ways to squeeze hummus into your diet!

homemade hummus drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with smoked paprika
  • Eat as a dip with breadsticks or crackers.
  • Make into veggie dip pots – add a layer of hummus in the bottom of the pot and add vegetable batons of cucumber, pepper and carrot for dipping.
  • Drizzle over a grilled rainbow vegetable and salad sandwich.
Grilled rainbow vegetable sandwich with creamy tahini sauce, vegetarian sandwich recipes, easy family food from daisies and pie
  • Stuff into pitta breads with grilled vegetables or lamb patties and salad.
  • Eat with flatbreads and leftover roast lamb – this is one of my favourite ways to use up leftover roast lamb.
  • Smother onto lamb burgers and top with halloumi cheese and chilli jam.

Get loads of lunch recipes and ideas here

white enamel roasting tin with homemade spicy oven fries and a small blue and white dish filled with harissa mayonnaise.
easy mezze, mezze platter, easy greek food, how to make a mezze, mezze recipes, easy family food from daisies and pie
  • Serve with a portion of fried halloumi or falafel.
  • Spread on toast and top with rocket leaves.

Get loads more easy dinner recipes here

Can you make hummus without tahini?

Of course you can – just switch the tahini for smooth peanut or almond nut butter, it’ll taste just as good.

How long does hummus keep in the fridge?

Our homemade hummus should be stored in the fridge in an air tight container and used within 48 hours of making… which won’t be hard because it’s delicious!

Can I make hummus without chickpeas?

Well.. traditionally hummus is made with chickpeas but you can make a similar style dip using canned kidney beans or butterbeans.

Get more delicious dips recipes here

Love hummus? Try these delicious flavoured hummus recipes

Get our best Greek recipes here

  • Carrot Hummus – a super tasty hummus made with roast spiced carrots – delicious served as part of tapas.
  • Beetroot Hummus – this vibrant, super tasty hummus recipe has a twist of sweet chilli and is oh so delicious served on grazing boards or summer picnic platters.

Love to make homemade hummus? Try out these hummus flavours to add a tasty twist

Yield: 4-6 as a dip

Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe

homemade hummus drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with smoked paprika

Super easy homemade hummus recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 400g can chickpeas 
  • 1 tbs tahini 
  • Juice half a lemon 
  • Clove garlic 
  • 2 tbs olive oil 
  • pinch sea salt 

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop the garlic
  2. Half the lemon and squeeze the juice
  3. Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blitz until smooth.
  4. If the mixture needs loosening, do so by adding in some cold water as required.
  5. Tip into serving bowl and tuck in

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 211mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 5g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

Love to Instagram your food?

Follow me on Instagram for more delicious recipe inspiration daily!

Save our homemade hummus recipe on Pinterest for later

homemade hummus in an orange bowl with breadsticks lying to the side. Text overlay reads" super easy homemade hummus recipe"

Get more snack recipes here

Fancy trying out one of our amazing 10 summer salad recipes?

Text "summer salad ideas you need on your plate" image of four salads - strawberry and feta salad, courgette and radish salad, loaded ham and cheese salad and a chicken caesar salad

Get all our easy vegan recipes right here

If you make it don’t forget to tag us your creations on Twitter @daisiesandpieUK or Instagram @daisiesandpie

Get more delicious meal ideas and easy recipes here

homemade peppermint pillow spray lay on bed nest to lavender blooms. Text overlay
Previous
Make your own peppermint pillow spray
homemade easy pissaladiere served on a blue and yellow floral plate surrounded by fresh salad leaves, sliced radishes and cucumber and baby cherry tomatoes
Next
Easy pissaladiere recipe - classic summer lunch
Comments are closed.
Skip to Recipe