Simple Hummus

Simple Hummus

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Everybody loves hummus. That tangy smooth concoction that exists in almost any grocery store in America. Hummus is very procurable and liking it no longer makes you exotic or cultured (unless, of course, you don't like it then you're just the opposite). I'm obsessed with hummus and I feel like I'm pretty good at making it. The only problem is that I make it so flavorful that you enjoy it for one meal and have zero desire to finish the leftovers. I decided I needed to find a plain recipe that was tasty but not so overpowering that you need to brush your teeth 6 times! So, like many people, I went to google. I found a recipes titled Better Then Store Bought Hummus. In my opinion store-bought hummus isn't that good but I figured it was worth a shot! I've made it 3 times in the last 6 days. Does that answer your question? Simple hummus FTW!


  • 1 can chickpeas, liquid drained
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c tahini
  • 1/4 c fresh lemon juice
  • 2 small cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Dash ground paprika, for serving


  1. Add chickpeas (water drained), olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and cumin to the food processor basin. Blend for several minutes until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add 1-3 tbsp of water if needed for a thinner consistency.
  3. Store in refrigerator for up to a week.
  4. Eat with raw broccoli and carrots, baked potato fries, in a sandwich or wrap, or however else you like it.

20 Replies to “Simple Hummus”

  1. Kimberly, I just bought a piece of turmeric root. So instead of sprinkling turmeric powder on my food, I just nibble off a tiny piece and eat it. It’s more inviting that way.


  2. Looks good! I totally agree with this. I like to make a straight up basic hummus, and then mix different ingredients into it just before serving, depending on what I feel like that day. Right now, a couple of my favorites are red bell peppers or turmeric! 😀 That way you never get tired of it!

      1. Yes, definitely do give it a try if you like the taste of turmeric. I had it again for dinner tonight haha! I just published a post on turmeric hummus and the incredible health benefits of it. Good stuff! If you do make it, be sure to add a bit of black pepper. Gives it a nice kick!

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