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The best hummus recipe

Learn how to make the best homemade hummus recipe! It's creamy, easy to make and light. 

Portata Appetizer, starter
Cucina Gluten-free, Middle East, Vegan
Keyword chickpeas, garlic, hummus, sesame, tahini
Preparazione 16 minuti
Porzioni 8
Calorie 133kcal


  • 1 can / 15 oz chickpeas 240g , cooked, rinsed and drained
  • 2 garlic cloves germ removed
  • 1/3 cup tahini 80ml
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil + 2 more tbsp for serving
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp chickpea water or aquafaba or still water
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp sweet paprika - optional

To serve

  • za'atar optional but recommended
  • Schüttelbrot
  • focaccia


  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Keep the cooking liquid or aquafaba.
  • Peel, remove the germ and chop the garlic.
  • In a food processor, blend the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, cumin and salt. Add the chickpea water a little at a time and blend until the hummus is creamy and smooth.
  • Add the sweet paprika if using.
  • Season with more lemon juice, salt or cumin to taste.
  • Serve at room temperature with za'atar and a sprinkle of extra virgin olive oil. Enjoy with veggies, sun-dried tomato and oregano crackers, vegan soda bread or multigrain bread.


How to store hummus
Store the hummus in the refrigerator, in a container with a lid for up to 7 days.
Serve hummus at room temperature and NEVER straight from the fridge.


Serving: 48grams | Calorie: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Proteine: 3.9g | Fat: 9.6g | Colesterolo: 0mg | Sodio: 124.2mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Zucchero: 1.3g