Creamy Homemade Hummus

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This Creamy Homemade Hummus dip is wonderfully easy to make and so flavorful! Naturally vegan and gluten-free, you can customize this hummus recipe to get your ideal flavor and texture!

A Flat Pretzel Being Dipped into a Bowl of Homemade Hummus

The Best Homemade Hummus Dip

This homemade hummus is my idea of perfect. But everyone has a different idea of what’s perfect, right? That’s why I love recipes that can be customized, like this one. No matter how you like your hummus, this recipe will help you make it flawlessly from scratch!

All of the ingredients used here are vegan and gluten-free, which makes this dip a clear choice for appetizer inclusivity. Everyone will be able to enjoy it, and everyone will love the taste! When it comes to hummus, this is a must-make.

Why Make Hummus Dip From Scratch?

Don’t get me wrong, there are some pretty good brands of store-bought hummus out there. But “pretty good” is no comparison to the amazingness that is homemade hummus! It’s so much fresher, so much creamier, and it can be tailored to your liking.

And this isn’t a recipe that requires a ton of work – it’s so easy. You can make this hummus way quicker than you can run to the store and buy some! To me, homemade hummus is a no-brainer, and once you try this recipe, you’ll understand why!

A Bowl of Hummus with Veggies and Chips Around its Perimeter

Recipe Ingredients

Homemade hummus starts with a can of chickpeas. From there, you have a lineup of healthy ingredients that add great flavor and texture to the dip.

  • Chickpeas: You’ll need a 15-ounce jar rinsed and drained.
  • Garlic: 2-3 cloves.
  • Tahini: Made of ground sesame seeds, tahini is a key hummus ingredient.
  • Olive Oil: Extra virgin.
  • Lemon Juice: To add a satisfying citrus note.
  • Salt & Pepper: To taste.
  • Cumin: Half a teaspoon of cumin adds a ton of flavor and a touch of heat to your hummus.
  • Water: To be added until your desired texture is reached.

How to Make Hummus Dip

As long as you have a food processor or blender, this hummus comes together in 10 minutes or less! Here’s what you’ll have to do:

Prepare Ingredients: Drain the chickpeas in a strainer and rinse them thoroughly until the water runs clean. Peel the garlic.

Combine Ingredients: Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until completely smooth. If the mixture seems thick, you can add any of the additional liquid ingredients to taste: tahini, olive oil, lemon juice or water.

Enjoy! Serve the hummus immediately or chill it in the fridge. Drizzle it with additional olive oil and serve with chopped vegetables, crackers or pita bread.

Creamy Hummus Inside of a Food Processor

Variation Ideas

There are plenty of ways to take this traditional hummus and make it more fancy. Here are some fun ideas!

  • Green Hummus: Add a cup or so of spinach and your favorite herbs to turn this hummus a gorgeous green shade and add even more nutrients and flavor!
  • Spicy Hummus: Smoked paprika or crushed red pepper would be a super tasty addition to this dip. Make it as mild or as spicy as you’d like!
  • Crunchy Hummus: Want to add a little crunch to this smooth and creamy dip? Top it with toasted pine nuts or another nut of choice. You could also mix the nuts into the hummus to disperse them throughout, if desired.
A Pretzel Hovering Over Cucumber Slices and Carrots with Hummus Dip on Top

Tips for Success

You’re so close to making the yummiest hummus! Just take note of these simple tips, and it’s sure to come out perfect.

  • Rinse Chickpeas Well: It’s important that your chickpeas are thoroughly rinsed and drained before you make your hummus. You don’t want to include the juices from the can, and extra liquid will affect the consistency of the hummus.
  • Make it Creamier: In place of water, adding more tahini or olive oil is the best way to make this hummus even creamier. Adjust it and taste it until you’re satisfied!
  • Pump Up the Flavor: Feel free to add more lemon juice, garlic or spices to taste. You can always process your hummus and then add more flavorings as desired. Keep in mind that adding lemon juice will also thin out the hummus.
  • Serve Immediately or Chill: You don’t want to leave this hummus sitting out at room temperature for too long. If you’re not serving it right away, store it in an airtight container in the fridge.
An Appetizer Tray with Homemade Hummus, Carrots, Pretzels, Crackers and Cucumbers

Ways to Use Hummus

While hummus makes a spectacular dip for chips and raw veggies, there are so many more ways to enjoy it! Here are a few tasty suggestions:

  • In a Wrap: Tender chicken, creamy hummus and fresh veggies wrapped up in a warmed tortilla? Yes, please! This hummus would make a great addition to your favorite lunch wraps.
  • In Sandwiches & Burgers: If you’re used to putting mayo or mustard in your sandwiches and burgers, try swapping it out with this hummus instead! You won’t regret it.
  • As a Pasta Sauce or Salad Dressing: This flavorful hummus can be used as a salad dressing or even a pasta sauce! It provides great flavor and mixes beautifully into both.

How to Store

Homemade hummus should be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. If you want to store your hummus for longer, keep it in a freezer-safe container in the freezer. Just thaw it out overnight in the fridge before using. Frozen hummus will last for 3 months!

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A Flat Pretzel Being Dipped into a Bowl of Homemade Hummus

Creamy Homemade Hummus

  • Author: Julianne
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 5

Description

This Creamy Homemade Hummus dip is wonderfully easy to make and so flavorful! Naturally vegan and gluten-free, you can customize this hummus recipe to get your ideal flavor and texture!

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz jar Chickpeas
  • 23 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons Tahini
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon water (additional as needed)

Instructions

  1. Drain the chickpeas in a strainer and rinse thoroughly until the water runs clean. Peel garlic.
  2. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until ingredients are completely smooth. If the mixture seems thick, you can add any of the additional liquid ingredients to taste: Tahini, olive oil, lemon juice or water.
  3. Serve immediately or chill. Drizzle with additional olive oil. Serve with chopped vegetables, crackers or pita bread.

Notes

  • Makes 1 1/4 cups of hummus.
  • Recipe is slightly adapted from Bon Appetit.
Nutrition Information:
1/4 cup
167
.2g
10.6g
14.6g
4.4g
5.6g
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Keywords: hummus dip, best hummus, tahini hummus

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