How To Make Your Own Hummus

Hummus is one of the best vegan dips and spreads if you want to eat healthier without compromising flavor.

But store-bought hummuses can be both expensive and loaded with ingredients that you’d be better off avoiding.

Lucky for you, making your own hummus at home couldn’t be easier with this quick and tasty recipe!

And it can be made without oil and/or tahini if you’re looking for an even lighter option!

Here’s how to make your own hummus in just ten minutes.


classic hummus

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Recipe Overview

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Calories: 100 kcal
  • Fats: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Dietary Labels: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Low-Carb, Meal Prep, Vegan, Quick

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Homemade Hummus Ingredients

  • 14 oz. (400g) can of chickpeas, drained
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (use less or sub for water to reduce calories)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • A pinch of black pepper

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homemade vegan hummus no tahini smooth


How To Make Hummus

  • Combine all ingredients in your blender or food processor
  • Blend until smooth, drizzling in oil or water if you need things to smooth out some
  • Taste the hummus and adjust the seasoning according to your preference
  • Transfer the hummus to a bowl or an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator to chill
  • Serve chilled or save for later

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Serving Suggestions

Here are a few serving suggestions and ideas for enjoying your hummus:

  • Enjoy the hummus as a dip with a variety of fresh veggies like carrots, cucumbers, and bell peppers.
  • Spread it on sandwiches or wraps for an extra layer of flavor.
  • Use it as a base for a Mediterranean-inspired salad bowl.
  • Create a healthy wrap with tons of veggies, chickpeas and greens and add hummus for flavor and moisture.


classic hummus on a white tablecloth


Make it Without Tahini

As previously stated, you don’t have to use oil in this recipe if you don’t want to (but it will help with the texture.) 

Oil has so many calories and is 100% fat, so I tend to avoid it. But for this hummus recipe I use a dash of oil just to smooth things out. 

You can also make this recipe without tahini if you don’t have any or don’t want to use it!

But I would not go without both oil and tahini. 

If I had to choose I’d rather use tahini and no oil, but that’s just me!

You may have to play around with ratios to see what works best for you, but I wanted to be honest and tell you what I always do! 

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The bottom line

I hope you enjoyed my favorite hummus recipe! 

I usually make a batch on meal-prep days so that I have it on hand for a quick snack or addition to my vegan salads or bowls. 

It really does save so much time and money to just make your own hummus.

Let me know what you think! 

Alex from Eat Those Plants
Alex from Eat Those Plants

My name is Alex and I'm a passionate advocate of a whole food plant-based lifestyle. Since losing over 40 pounds on a vegan diet I've created the Eat Those Plants website to help you look good and feel great by putting more plants on your plate!