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This easy homemade hummus can be made in about 5 minutes and tastes amazing!

This easy homemade hummus can be made in about 5 minutes and tastes amazing!

This easy homemade hummus can be made in about 5 minutes and tastes amazing!

Ok, I’m not going to hold out on you any longer.  The hummus is here!  Now you can have a hummus party with homemade pita.  Is a hummus party a thing?  I think it should be a thing.

This easy homemade hummus can be made in about 5 minutes and tastes amazing!

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For some reason hummus was not a thing that I ate growing up.  I actually don’t even think I tried it until high school. I was first introduced to making it at home by my roommate in college.  Over the years I tried a few recipes and eventually settled on an adapted version of the one from Oh She Glows.  Turns out her version was adapted from Ina Garten (all hail Queen Ina).

This easy homemade hummus can be made in about 5 minutes and tastes amazing!

There are a million recipes for hummus out there, and so I’m not changing the world with this one.  All I can tell you is that it is amazing to be able to pull a few ingredients together and whip up this hummus in just a few minutes, then set it out with some veggies and pita or chips for an easy lunch or appetizer.  I know there is a recipe floating around that claims you can make the smoothest hummus EVAR if you remove the skins of the chick peas, but honestly that sounds SO fussy to me that I have never tried it.  One of the things I love about this hummus is that it is easy and fast.  So if you want to take the time to remove the skins of the chick peas, go for it.  But I really enjoy this hummus just as it is.

This easy homemade hummus can be made in about 5 minutes and tastes amazing!

I like to add a little extra tahini to the hummus, I find that it makes the hummus creamier and just generally taste better.  Of course you don’t want to add too much tahini because it can be very bitter.  So I just add 1-2 more tablespoons on top of the 1/3 cup and I am usually happy with the result.  Feel free to play with it and add to taste.  Now go whip up a batch of hummus and have yourself a hummus party!  And don’t forget the pita!

This easy homemade hummus can be made in about 5 minutes and tastes amazing!

This homemade hummus is so fast and easy, and tastes way better when you make it at home!

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Easy Homemade Hummus

Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
This easy homemade hummus can be made in about 5 minutes and tastes amazing!


  • 1 can chickpeas about 2 cups, drained and liquid reserved
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup plus 1-2 tablespoons Tahini
  • pinch of cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • paprika for topping
  • olive oil for topping
  • chopped parsley for garnish optional


  • Place garlic in food processor, pulse until minced. Add the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, cayenne and salt to food processor, pulse. Add 1-2 tablespoons of the chickpea liquid and continue to pulse until hummus reaches desired consistency. Taste for seasoning and add more salt or cayenne pepper if desired.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and drizzle olive oil on top, then sprinkle with paprika. Garnish with chopped parsley if desired.


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 595mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 3.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Appetizers, Dips/Salsas/Spreads
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Adapted from Ina Garten

This easy homemade hummus can be made in about 5 minutes and tastes amazing!


Hello! I’m Meghan.

I am so glad that you are here! I am the recipe developer, photographer, and writer here at my blog Fox and Briar. I am a passionate, self-taught home cook and believe that most things are better homemade and that good food doesn’t need to be complicated.

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  1. I’ve been making hummus from scratch and all sorts of versions for years. Something about this version is fluffy and very tasty. I had the Allepo pepper and also I put sumac on it instead of paprika. Very very yummy made in my Bullet Blender.

  2. Heck yes, extra tahini! I also never ate hummus growing up, but I probably wouldn’t have liked it back then anyways. Now I can’t get enough of it. And I totally want hummus for dinner.

    1. I think we need to grow up a little bit in order to appreciate certain foods. I don’t think I would have liked it when I was younger either 🙂 Thanks Annie!

  3. 5 stars
    Hummus party should totally be a thing!! I say we make it a thing, girlfriend! Love this hummus! Silky, smooth and belongs all up in my belleh! Oh, I do remove the skins from my chickpeas sometimes and let me tell you, it IS fussy and takes more than a hot minute. But it does produce a smoother hummus… if you have 30 minutes to sit and pick at chickpeas you should try it. Or not.. really the difference is NOT huge! Anywho, this looks perrrrfect as is! All I need is a few pounds of your homemade pita chips! Cheers doll!

    1. Haha, I might try it someday Cheyanne, just to see if there is a huge difference. Maybewe should have a hummus party and make both versions. Then have a taste test. Pith lots of pita chips, of course!

  4. I make hummus weekly for veggie sandwiches. I’ll have to try this recipe next!

    1. Oh, that is brilliant to have it on hand all the time! Would love to hear what you think of this version Megan!

  5. All hail the hummus! Seriously, was there ever life before hummus? I think not! I was hanging out for this recipe to go with your delicious pita bread pockets, and I have not been disappointed Meghan! I love that hummus is so filling and full of so many healthy goodies. I really could just eat it all day 🙂

  6. Funny that you mention it. . .but we never had hummus growing up either. Frankly I’m not sure when I actually “discovered” it but I ‘m glad I did because it is the perfect snack. And have you seen all the crazy flavors hummus now comes in (ahem. . .chocolate?!).

    As for this hummus. . .simply stunning. And you have homemade pita bread? So jealous. I usually take mine with store bought (gasp) flax pita bread. . .I like to brush a little olive oil and sea salt on it and toast it in the oven. A perfect companion to this hummus (but even better done with homemade pita 😉

    1. Haha, thank you Lynn! I love that idea of brushing oil and sprinkling dea dalt on top of the pita, nom!

  7. YASSS to homemade hummus!! Its the best – seriously my weekly go-to at the moment- cheap and healthy. You use a lot more garlic than me but I’ve never really experimented with the recipe so will definitely amp it up a bit for a change! I tried using dried chickpeas once, but didn’t really feel like the flavour difference justified the time of soaking and boiling the chickpeas – like, when I want hummus, I want it now – not tomorrow! x

    1. Thank you Claudia! Yes, I totally agree, canned is just fine, and when I want hummus I want it now! I am a garlic fiend, so I really like the extra garlic in here, but you can of course adjust it to your tastes!

  8. I love homemade hummus. I forget how quickly it can all come together. I need to make this more often. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

  9. Yummm! Hummus has been one of my favorites for years. I often substitute it for cheese, as my body is very picking about the cheese it will tolerate.
    I’m surprised I never thought to make it, but no time like the present!! I’m looking forward to the combination of your delicious-looking Pita & this wonderful hummus~~thanks for sharing, Miz Fox!???