Simple Homemade Hummus

  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x



  • 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup roasted pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • Dried parsley, olive oil, and pine nuts for garnish if desired


  1. In a blender or food processor, add all ingredients and pulse or blend, scraping down the sides as needed. Process or blend until you have a smooth, creamy consistency. Add more warm water a tiny bit at a time if the hummus is still too thick.
  2. Pour it into a bowl and drizzle a small amount of olive oil on top. Sprinkle with dried parsley and pine nuts if desired.
  3. Serve with pita chips, or raw veggies.
  4. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.


Recipe adapted from Blendtec.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 656
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Sodium: 1430mg
  • Fat: 37g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 29g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 65g
  • Fiber: 17g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg