Homemade Hummus Recipes

Hummus is a healthy recipe that can be used as a dip or a spread. It's fairly expensive to buy and relatively easy to make yourself. This page contains homemade hummus recipes.


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You can substitute the lime juice with the milder flavored lemon juice or even a half and half mixture of the two if you prefer.


  • 1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans, drained (reserving 1 Tbsp. liquid) and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. water
  • Salt and pepper to taste, if desired


Place all ingredients, including the 1 Tbsp. of reserved garbanzo bean liquid, in a blender or food processor and pulse/blend until the mixture is smooth.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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Here's a quick and easy way to spice up your hummus to use as a dip or spread.




Mix and serve.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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I came up with this recipe when my friend really wanted hummus as a side dish but I'd already planned a Japanese main course. To be honest, we were worried about the outcome, but it ended up being very good. It was really refreshing, especially with the ginger and rice vinegar notes coming through. Additionally, you can add a bit of water to a few tablespoons of this hummus and make an excellent Japanese salad dressing.

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • 3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp tahini
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 can chickpeas (15oz), drained
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the ginger, carrots, onion and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped.
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  3. Pour in the rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, tahini, and sugar. Puree until it's all smooth.
  4. Add the chickpeas and puree more, slowly adding the olive oil in a stream as it's blending. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Additionally, you can add a bit of water to a few tablespoons of this hummus and make an excellent Japanese salad dressing.

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With the price of hummus in the store, I decided to make some from scratch. Delish! I added a few finishing touches to some store bought tortillas to make the perfect snack at home.

Homemade Hummus with Flavored Tortilla Chips

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I was just going to say "yum", and start listing ingredients. But, I guess I could add that hummus is not some mystical, overpriced dish you can only get at fancy restaurants.

Hummus on plate

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This hummus has some sweet heat. Roasting the peppers before pureeing them give them a nice caramelization, and the habanero gives it some kick. Use as much of the habanero as you like; I used two-thirds of one in this recipe.

Roasted Red Pepper and Habanero Hummus in bowl

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You can use on wholewheat biscuits or on toast. Rinse the chickpeas and add enough water and boil for 3 hours or until done.

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January 20, 2009

Put chick peas, red peppers, red pepper juice, lemon juice, garlic, and seasonings in food processor. Turn food processor on and gradually pour in olive oil until desired thickness.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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September 17, 2005

Serve this delicious hummus with wedges of warm whole-grain pita bread, whole-grain crackers, or fresh veggies.

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I had some of the best hummus at a restaurant that isn't sharing its recipe. It was very rich. Got any suggestions?


July 7, 20070 found this helpful

It probably had a lot of olive oil in it and maybe some pureed eggplant in addition to the standard ingredients of garbanzo beans, garlic and lemon juice.


Basic hummus recipes are easily found with a Goggle search or if you live near a Trader Joe's they sell lots of different kinds of hummus and you can check the ingredients on the label if you find a variety you like and want to copy it.

Good luck!

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July 8, 20070 found this helpful

Here are some hummus recipes from foodnetwork.


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July 8, 20070 found this helpful

This hummus was almost white.
I'm guessing that eliminates the eggplant.

If I hadn't discovered it after I'd tried the *whole* buffet, I would have had a lot more of it!

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By Ama (Guest Post)
July 9, 20070 found this helpful

Hummus is pretty simple and richness is going to be a function of how much fat it has. There are two sources of fat in hummus: olive oil and tahini (ground sesame seeds).


The Silver Palate has a very rich hummus recipe with lots of olive oil.

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By Joy (Guest Post)
July 9, 20070 found this helpful

Have you ever checked topsecretrecipes.com? They have lots of clones from restaurant food. I've made a few and they've all been pretty close. You can get a free recipe once a week, after that it's 79 cents I think. Good luck!

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July 10, 20070 found this helpful

I make hummus by whizzing up a can of garbanzo beans (drained), a few cloves of garlic, a little salt, a little lemon juice, and a glob of olive oil in the food processor. I think it's pretty good.

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July 17, 20070 found this helpful

It could have been garbanzo and Great Northern beans. I made some of this a couple weeks ago and it was white, whereas garbanzos alone make it beige.


Try using equal amounts of both beans (cooked and cooled or canned, drained)about a cup each, a couple pinches salt, a teaspoon or chopped garlic, a teaspoon or so of tahini (this is an important ingredient, do not substitute peanut butter as I've seen in some site's recipes), a teaspoon or two of olive oil, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Process until smooth. I add a little bit of water if it's too thick.

Hope this helps.

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April 7, 2014

I would like to make hummus. I have tried a couple of recipes, but haven't gotten the right one yet.

By Lynda

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May 29, 2012

I am looking for a garbanzo bean hummus recipe.

By Marybell from Perryville, MO

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November 6, 2017

This variation on traditional hummus may become a family favorite and is an alternative to guacamole as a party dip. This page offers a delicious, easy homemade recipe for avocado hummus.

Avocado Hummus in bowl

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August 17, 2017

Tahini, made from ground sesame seeds, is a common ingredient in hummus. If you don't like tahini, or simply don't have it on hand, you can still make hummus using the recipes and advice on this page.

Tahini-Free Hummus - in a serving dish

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November 20, 2017

Hummus is a delicious, low fat food. If you like hummus, you may enjoy this unique black bean version. This is a page about chick pea and black bean hummus.

Chickpea and Black Bean Hummus

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