Easy Hummus Recipe (Better Than Store-Bought)

Hummus is a dip, spread, or savoury dish made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. It is popular in the Middle East and the Mediterranean, as well as in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe.


  • 1 Cup Soaked (Overnight For 6-7 Hours) And Boiled Chickpeas
  • 1/2 Cup Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Water
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Salt to Taste
  • 2 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp Olive Oil for Garnish
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chili Powder or Paprika for Garnish
  • 7-8 Boiled Chickpeas for Garnish (Optional)


Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes

  1. In an electrical blender, add chickpeas, sesame seeds, olive oil, garlic cloves, salt, lemon juice, and 1 tbsp of water.
  2. Blend this all together for 4-5 minutes till the mixture becomes a paste which you eventually call hummus.
  3. . If you think the mixture is less liquid and more in powder form, add more olive oil and water. Blend this again till you form a hummus-like paste.
  4. Transfer it to a bowl. Garnish with more olive oil, red chili powder or paprika, and boiled chickpeas (optional).
  5. Refrigerate this for 15-20 minutes before consumption. You can use this as a dip for nachos or breadsticks.
  6. You can also use this with falafels, shawarma or gyros. Serve at room temperature.
  7. This can be stored in the fridge for 3-6 months. Enjoy!