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Hummus in a bowl with dipping options around it

Classic Hummus Recipe

This Hummus Recipe is a simple and basic Middle Eastern dip that only takes about ten minutes to make. Use a blender or a food processor for best results.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword hummus
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 84kcal


  • 2 15.5 oz cans chick peas rinsed and drained
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cold water or more for desired consistency


  • Pour chick peas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, salt, pepper and cumin into the bowl of a food processor or high powered blender.
  • Turn blender on, drizzling olive oil in slowly. Continue pouring in the cold water until hummus is desired consistency. Spoon into bowl and serve with crackers and vegetables.


Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 23mg | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.3mg