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Simple & Flavorful Hummus

People eat hummus like the world is ending! It seems to be everyone’s favorite dip. The sad thing is that most people just buy a cheap container of this dip at the store. While this is fine when in a hurry, homemade hummus is just on another level!

If you have been living under a rock, hummus is a Mediterranean bean dip made from garbanzo beans. It is surprisingly simple to make. It revolves around chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, and spices. Hummus is traditionally served with more olive oil on top, paprika, parsley, and pine nuts. I typically leave out the pine nuts because those are not in my budget. This is a great recipe to make if you are trying to empty out your pantry. I know I always have extra cans of chickpeas lying around.

This hummus is: creamy, rich, savory, and never disappoints me. I say these things about every recipe, but I’m never going to give you guys a recipe that is meh.

Summer is a time when people have parties, picnics, and BBQs. I think this is an awesome thing to make for those summer events. Most people enjoy hummus and this caters to vegans and omnivores. You can serve this with a variety of foods such as carrots, celery, pita, tortilla chips, etc.

Here is what you will need:

I basically throw everything into the blender when I make this. You can soak the chickpeas if you want the hummus to be easy to blend and super creamy. This can get kind of oil-heavy. You can do half olive oil and half water if you are avoiding high-fat foods. You can always change up the flavor profile as well! I used cumin and cayenne pepper to give the hummus some heat, but you can switch those for milder flavors. Also, you might have to pulse the mixture for a while to get rid of any chunks. Other than that, there is really not much to it!

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Simple & Flavorful Hummus

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By Kaley Serves: 2
Prep Time: 10 Cooking Time: N/A Total Time: 10

This hummus is: creamy, rich, savory, and never disappoints me. It only takes about 10 minutes to make and is a crowd pleaser. Perfect for summer BBQs and gatherings!


  • 1 15oz can of garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed).
  • 3 tbsp tahini.
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (divided).
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon.
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic.
  • 1/4 tsp salt.
  • 1/4 tsp paprika.
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin.
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper.
  • Small handful of parsley (for garnish).



Drain and rinse chickpeas.


Place chickpeas in a food processor or blender. Add in tahini, oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, paprika, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Reserve some oil for garnish.


Blend together the ingredients until the mixture is smooth.


Place hummus on a plate with more olive oil, a sprinkling of more paprika, and parsley.

Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoy this recipe and feel free to leave a rating or a comment! I’m sorry I didn’t get this post up sooner, my laptop charger stopped working and I’ve been busy outside of food blogging. You can still expect weekly content though. Have a nice weekend and we will catch up next week!

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  • Reply
    July 13, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Great recipe! 🙂

    • Reply
      July 13, 2019 at 10:07 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    July 13, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Stunning photos!

    • Reply
      July 13, 2019 at 10:43 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    July 14, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    If you really want to boost your hummus game try mixing in a little olive oil, cover the top with a sprinkle of kalamata olives and bake it till the top is just browned. It gets all fluffy when you bake it. Then a squeeze of lemon and garnish with mint. Enjoy! I am drunk commenting but I am a decent chef lol

    • Reply
      July 14, 2019 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks for the tip!

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    the cooliflower
    July 15, 2019 at 1:54 am

    great recipe!
    my 2 cents are :
    #1 leave some of the garbanzo beans untouched for later- mix it in the ready hummus or sprinkle on top -the mixture of whole garbanzo’s with their fellow crushed ones- is super tasty- IMO.
    #2 it is super important to make sure the tahini you add is a good one, and you already tried and loved the taste of it. the quality of your hummus depends greatly on the quality of your tahini.
    enjoy- the cooliflower.
    #BTW- will have to try the drunk chef’s idea.

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    Clare Hopkins
    October 17, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    yum! This looks delicious, I’ll have to give it a go 🙂

    • Reply
      October 17, 2019 at 9:08 pm

      Thank you! I hope you like it 😊

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