I love this dip but I’m often disappointed by the store bought varieties. Come to think of it, just because it is homemade doesn’t necessarily mean it will be fabulous either. Hummus comprises only a few basic ingredients but get the quantities wrong and you could have a dip disaster on your hands.

This recipe worked perfectly for me. You can adjust the thickness of the Hummus by how much or how little chickpea liquid you add so I recommend adding a little at a time until you get the texture you like. I personally like a thick Hummus and IF you have any leftovers it is just fabulous on sandwiches!


Print or download recipe here

  • 2 cups canned chickpeas drained (reserve liquid)
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1tsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1tbs olive oil
  • 1 pinch paprika
  • 1tsp parsley, finely chopped
  1. Place the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, salt and garlic in a food processor and blend until smooth. If you would like your hummus to be thinner add a little of the reserved chickpea liquid and blend further. Continue until your desired consistency is reached.
  2. Transfer dip to a serving bowl, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika.

7 comments to Hummus

  • Maureen

    Hi Susan,
    Well done as always!. Thought you might be interested in this as I know you also like coriander.
    I made Coriander Hommous last weekend and it was good, and I received very good comments from the girls at work and they all asked for the recipe. I was a little disappointed with the first try so didn’t actually have any at the morning tea. But I have to say when I tried it later that evening it really was delicious as the flavour of the coriander had really come through – bit like a curry I guess.
    Will pass recipe on when I see you next :) M

  • I adore home made hommous too! Have you tried avocado hommous for something slightly different? It’s great!

  • I love hummus! You have inspired me, I haven’t made it in ages.

  • Hummus is my favorite. usually use store bought one. Now i can make it in home.

  • Being Lebanese-born, hummus is an important food in my home and I love the fact that you made the classic hummus! I don’t go for anything but! leave the other spices in the cupboard as far as I am concerned! I am even that crazed about it that I peel the chick peas! (I know it is going overboard for most people!)

  • I love visiting your site and like you I try to create a lot of recipes I see on menus and store shelves. I love all your clone recipes.
    Happy Holidays and wish you a great 2011.

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