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Healthy Homemade Hummus

Healthy Homemade Hummus is a luscious and creamy dip made of garbanzo beans, flavored with garlic, lemon and tahini. It is delicious on its own or served with crackers, flatbread or pita.
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill in refrigerator 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 6 people


  • Food Processor or Blender


  • 1 15 oz can Garbanzo beans drained
  • 6 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 large lemon, juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 ice cubes


  • 1 tsp chopped parsley
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • dash cayenne or paprika sprinkled
  • dash cumin sprinkled


  • To the food processor, add drained garbanzo beans, peeled garlic, salt, tahini, olive oil
  • Squeeze the juice from 1 lemon into the food processor and run for about 5 minutes. The hummus will start to warm up as it processes.
  • As the hummus is processing, add the ice cubes 1 at a time to cool the hummus. This will also thin the hummus slightly as it cools it.
  • Open processor to taste the hummus and adjust the flavors of lemon, garlic or salt. If it needs more of any one of these, adjust to your personal taste.
  • Chill for at least 30 minutes before eating, but 3 hours would be better to allow the garlic and olive oil flavors to meld into the hummus.
  • To serve, place hummus in a bowl or shallow dish and make small divots in the hummus with the back of a spoon. Drizzle olive oil over the hummus and sprinkle with cumin, paprika or cayenne and then fresh herbs.
  • To eat, serve with crackers, pieces of flatbread or pita. Enjoy!
Keyword Easy Dip, Homemade Hummus, Snackfood