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Homemade Hummus Recipe

Prep Time 8 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean, middleeastern


  • Blender or Food Processor


  • 1 Tin Chickpeas
  • 1 Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Tahini a thick paste made from sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp Garlic
  • ¼ tsp Paprika
  • ¼ tsp Za'atar this is a middle eastern blend of spices – it has a fresh and nutty flavour!
  • ¼ tsp Sumac a spice made of dried sumac berries, it has a tangy and sour taste
  • 40 ml Olive oil extra virgin if you have some


  • Empty the tin of chickpeas in cold water and gently remove the outer skin of the chickpeas. This will give your hummus a nice smooth texture
  • Using a blender or food processor blitz the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil garlic, paprika and za'atar together until completely smooth. This will take anything between 2 to 4 minutes.
  • Once fully blended, pop your hummus in a bowl and add extra spices to taste. Once done, drizzle with olive oil, and you're ready to serve!


Top Tip:
Save the water from the tinned chickpeas. This is called aquafaba and it's a fantastic replacement for egg whites. It makes lovely vegan chocolate mousse and meringues!
Keyword Chickpea Dip, Dip, Hummus