classic hummus

classic hummus

appetizers and snacks lunch recipes

easy homemade hummus, made in the food processor

I love making hummus on a cook day. When meal prepping for the week, hummus makes for a fabulous snack, spread for a sandwich, or ingredient in a bowl of leftover chicken and fresh veggies. If you have a food processor or a blender, it is totally worth making at home. It literally takes 5 minutes or less, and it tastes so much better than store bought!

This is a great recipe to make if you are entertaining. I had some friends come over on a weekday to binge watch Friends and drink some wine, so I made this hummus to have on the table with some pita chips, a shepherd salad, olives, and artichokes. They were so impressed that I made it, and it was seriously SO EASY.

You can totally cook your own chickpeas for this recipe if you aren’t into the idea of chickpeas from a can. I have found that there are some great low sodium canned options, (like Goya!) and I use this short cut.

classic hummus

Super easy, and tastes better than store bought!
course Appetizer
cuisine Greek
prep time 5 minutes
total time 5 minutes


  • 1 15 oz can chick peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 c tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 T lemon juice
  • 2 t salt
  • water, if needed

optional toppings or add ins

  • sesame seeds
  • roasted red peppers
  • olives
  • garlic
  • olives
  • freshly chopped parsley


  1. Combine chickpeas, tahini, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and salt in food processor or a blender. If the hummus seems too thick, drizzle water in, 2 Tbsp at a time if needed.

recipe notes

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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