Homemade Garlic Hummus

Happy New Year friends!! Today I’m kicking things off with a healthy, flavor-packed snack. This homemade garlic hummus is sooo easy whip up- it can be made in minutes! It’s the perfect dip for veggies, pita chips and so much more.

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Do you love hummus? We do! It wasn’t until recently that I decided to make my own. And you know what? It was super easy! With just a handful of ingredients and less than 10 minutes, we had a bowl full of creamy goodness!

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To start you’ll need about a ¼ c. of tahini (basically sesame seed butter). I made my own- it’s cheap and easy. I added ½ c. of toasted sesame seeds into my food processor along with some oil and blended it until it was nice and smooth. Then I squeezed 1 lemon into the same bowl and processed the mixture until it was creamy.

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Next I added the olive oil, garlic, salt, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and black pepper and continued to process it for about 30 seconds, scraped down the sides and then processed it for 30 seconds more. I cracked open a can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas) and then processed it for 1-2 minutes. The mixture was really thick so I scraped the sides down, added a few tablespoons of water to it and then processed it a bit more. That’s it!

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We served ours up with a drizzle of olive oil, a pinch of paprika and a sprinkle parsley… and of course, a pile of spicy pita chips! It was gone in seconds!! We’re never buying the store bought kind again!

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Homemade Garlic Hummus Recipe

This thick, creamy homemade garlic hummus is not only healthy, but packed full of flavor! It's perfect for parties too!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Prep Time: 8 mins
Total Time: 8 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 105kcal
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  • 1/4 cup lemon juice - fresh (1 large lemon)
  • 1/4 cup tahini - store bought or homemade*
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic**
  • 3/4 tsp kosher sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • pinch paprika
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas - drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp water


  • In the bowl of a food processor, combine the lemon juice and tahini. Turn on and process for about 1 minute or until it becomes light and creamy. Add the olive oil, garlic, salt, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and black pepper. Continue to processes for about 30 seconds, scrape down the sides and then processes for 30 seconds more.
  • Add the garbanzo beans and process for 1-2 minutes. The mixture will become thick. Scrape down the sides, add the water and process for an additional 1-2 minutes. Serve in a bowl, garnish with extra olive oil, a sprinkle of parsley and a pinch of paprika.


*To make homemade tahini: in a dry skillet set over medium heat, toast ½ c. of sesame seeds. When the seeds are fragrant and begin to brown, remove them from the heat and pour into a food processor. Grind until a thick paste forms, then add a tablespoon of oil (I used grapeseed but you can also use canola/vegetable) an continue to grind. You may need to add up to 1 additional tablespoon of oil to it. You want it to be a smooth liquid, just not too runny.
**I used raw garlic, however roasted cloves add lots of great flavor too!


Serving: 6g | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. I don’t have a food processor right now. Do you think I could do this in a blender? I wasn’t sure if it would be too thick.

    1. I think it might be too thick to do in a blender. I know mine doesn’t do well without a lot of liquid. Plus you want it to be nice and smooth!

  2. My name is Lori and I have been collecting cans since Irma and have been trying to use them all. Needless to say I had several cans of garbanzo beans I had fresh garlic and I had to substitute a sour orange for the lemon because I use the lemon in the soup and it’s late night, I did have some olive oil of course and some hot sauce and I threwit all together in my little food processor! It is absolutely delicious and I think it took me maybe 15 minutes to get it together but now I know I can do it in 8! I will never ever ever buy hummus from the grocery store again this is so delicious I can’t wait to try it on my coworkers , (since we all love hummus( tomorrow!.Thank you so much for this quick and yummy recipe! What a money saver. I work a lot of hours and I’m almost 60 years old sometimes I’m too tired to cook when I come home so I just eat my kale soup and like to have a little something with it ! THANK YOU!

  3. 5 stars
    You can’t even compare homemade hummus to store bought! Hands down it is SO MUCH better and tastes fresh! So yummy with crackers and veggies!