Homemade Hummus - AP Nutritional Therapy
Homemade Hummus

Homemade hummus is ten times more delicious than store bought hummus and it’s easy to make in under 5 minutes!


Delicious, easy to make homemade hummus
Prep Time5 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 170kcal


  • 1 tin chickpeas drained, rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 60 ml lemon juice (1/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 75 grams tahini (1/3 cup)
  • 60 ml water, cold (1/4 cup)
  • olive oil for drizzling optional


  • Add the lemon juice and tahini to the bowl of a food processor and blend for 30 seconds to a minute
  • Add the garlic and salt and blend for another 30 seconds
  • Add half the chickpeas and blend for another 30 seconds
  • Add the remaining chickpeas and blend for a minute until smooth and fully combined
  • Turn on the blender and slowly add in the water, blending until the hummus is smooth and creamy
  • Taste, and add additional salt or lemon juice if needed


Leftovers: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to five days.
Serving Size: One serving is approximately 1/3 cup of hummus.
Consistency: If hummus is too thick, add additional cold water, one tablespoon at a time.
Extra Toppings: Drizzle with a bit of extra virgin olive oil, add a pinch of smoked paprika, and top with a sprig of coriander (cilantro) or chopped parsley
Like it Spicy? Add a bit of harissa paste to the blender just before adding the water. Taste and adjust the spice and consistency accordingly with the amount of harissa and water used.