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Hummus recipe

Classic Hummus Recipe (5 Ingredients)

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) 1x


What’s in hummus? Here are all the typical hummus ingredients so that you can make it at home. It’s one of our top recipes for healthy snacks!


  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • 1 15-­ounce can chickpeas, plus the can liquid (aquafaba)
  • 1 large lemon (3 tablespoons to 1/4 cup lemon juice)
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Peel the garlic. Drain the chickpeas into a liquid measuring cup. Juice the lemon.
  2. Add the garlic and lemon juice to the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add the tahini, kosher salt, and 4 tablespoons liquid from the chickpea can (aquafaba). Puree for 30 to 1 minute, then scrape down the bowl.
  3. Add the chickpeas, cumin and salt and blend again, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons more aquafaba until it becomes smooth. Puree for 1 to 2 minutes to come to a creamy consistency.
  4. Top the hummus a drizzle of olive oil if desired. Serve with veggies, pita bread, or pita chips. Store refrigerated for 5 days.
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • Diet: Vegan