Searching for a delicious an easy hummus recipe? Look no further! This is the BEST hummus recipe. Tahini, chickpeas, olive oil, and seasonings make this dip healthy and delicious.

pita chip in bowl of hummus with fresh vegetables

Have you ever wondered how to make hummus? Or have you ever tried and it just doesn’t taste like the real deal? This hummus recipe is beyond good and I took all the guesswork out of what it takes to create a delicious hummus recipe.

chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, salt, garlic, and lemon on white background

One time I tried making my own hummus and it came out awful. It lacked the creaminess and smoothness the store bought kind has.

  • Mistake one, I used a blender. Unless you have some fancy blender, mine did not blend the chickpeas entirely smooth. I highly recommend a food processor for the job.
  • Mistake two, I just threw all the ingredients into the blender and expected this creamy chickpea dip to come out fantastic….WRONG. It was kind of dry and piece-y, not smooth and velvety like traditional hummus recipes.

So I did my research to find the tricks into making a perfect hummus recipe. One that was simple, contained real ingredients and tastes better than store-bought hummus.

What is tahini

Tahini is a sesame seed paste that is one of the main ingredients in hummus. It is a staple in many Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. Tahini paste is easy to make, or it can be bought in the grocery store.

Where to buy tahini

Tahini paste can be found in the grocery store near peanut butters and other nut butters. It could be also be found in the ethnic food aisle. Alternately, it can be found online!

How to make the best hummus:

The most important factor I discovered was the order you put the ingredients into the food processor does in fact matter.

  1. Blend the tahini and lemon juice first. This adds air into the recipe and gives it a whipped texture.
  2. Next, add the chickpeas, and blend until smooth.
  3. Finally, add the oil, one tablespoon at a time, to emulsify the hummus.

This makes an amazing, smooth and delectable hummus dip. Between that and getting the seasonings just right, this hummus recipe is the cream of the crop and I can’t wait for you to give it a go.

closeup of hummus in food processor

This picture shown above is just the tahini, lemon juice, and garlic blended for about 45 seconds. Notice how different the tahini looks here than the picture of it standalone? This step is where the magic happens.

hummus in food processor

Once you add the remaining ingredients, you are left with some pretty legit hummus. The kind you can take to a party and reap in all the compliments type of hummus. Or if you are looking for a healthier snack option to take to work, that’s quite alright too.

hummus with pita chips, celery, and carrots

Hummus is the perfect dip for parties, and snackers alike. It’s great on sandwiches, crackers, and even pasta (I swear!). What I love about hummus is it’s naturally vegan and healthy – so no junk food dip trying to be healthy here. It’s truly a healthy Mediterranean style dip and it’s SO easy to make.

celery in bowl of hummus topped with pine nuts, parsley, and paprika

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hand dipping pita chip into bowl of hummus

How to Make the Best Hummus

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This hummus is so easy to make and tastes WAY better than the store-bought stuff. Chickpeas, tahini, and lemon juice are the prime ingredients in making this Mediterranean dip. Naturally vegan, gluten-free, and delicious.
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword easy hummus recipe, homemade hummus, the best hummus recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 62kcal
Author Amanda


  • 1/4 cup tahini sesame seed paste
  • 2 Tablespoon lemon juice approx. juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1-15 ounce can chickpeas no salt added, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Toppings (optional):

  • Paprika
  • Pine nuts
  • Chopped Parsley


  • Add tahini, lemon juice, and garlic into the food processor and process until smooth.
  • Turn off the food processor and add drained chickpeas. Blend until smooth.
  • With the food processor on low, slowly pour olive oil into hummus. Turn off the food processor and season with salt, cumin, and paprika.
  • Pour into a bowl and garnish with parsley, paprika, pine nuts, and/or olive oil (optional)


Tahini paste can be found in the grocery store typically near the peanut butter.


Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.6g | Protein: 0.9g | Fat: 6.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Sodium: 103mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.1g

Tahini paste is a sesame paste that can be found online or in the grocery store near the peanut butter.

This recipe was adapted from Inspired Taste’s Hummus Recipe

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