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Classic Hummus

Making your own hummus is easy, fast, and cheaper than buying it and allows you to customize the flavor however you like! Want unexpected flavor variation? Blend in some roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, harissa, avocado, cilantro, or roasted garlic.
Servings 6
Calories 259 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice plus more as needed
  • 1 clove garlic pressed or grated
  • 11/4 teaspoons  kosher salt plus more as needed
  • 1  15-ounce can chickpeas, well-drained
  • 1/2   cup tahini
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cumin plus more as needed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Up to 4 tablespoons cold water


  1. In a food processor, pulse together the lemon juice, garlic, and salt until combined. Let sit for 5 minutes. Add the chickpeas, tahini, cumin, olive oil, and 2 tablespoons cold water and puree until creamy, adding up to 2 tablespoons more cold water as needed to thin the hummus. Season to taste with lemon juice, salt, and cumin.
Nutrition Facts
Classic Hummus
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 888mg39%
Potassium 313mg9%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 33IU1%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.