Easy homemade hummus

Easy hummus recipe

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(77 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins No cook


Makes 4 snack portions

A smooth blended chickpea dip with tahini and garlic that's versatile and good for you, this easy hummus makes a great snack or lunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal135
  • fat5.1g
  • saturates0.7g
  • carbs12.4g
  • sugars1.3g
  • fibre2.6g
  • protein7.5g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 1 x 400g can chickpea, don't drain
  • 1 tbsp tahini paste
  • 1 fat garlic clove, chopped
  • 3 tbsp 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • good squeeze lemon juice


  1. Drain the chickpeas into a sieve set over a bowl or jug to catch the liquid. Tip the chickpeas, tahini, garlic and yogurt into a food processor or blender and whizz to smooth. 

  2. Whizz in a tbsp of the chickpea liquid at a time until you have a nice consistency, then scrape into a bowl.

  3. Stir in a squeeze of lemon juice and season to taste.

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31st Jul, 2014
Very easy to make. Had to add salt as it was a little bland, also added some cumin to give it a bit of a kick. Delicious
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22nd May, 2014
Delicious, and so easy. I'll never buy this ready made again. Strange that omitting the usual olive oil seems to make no difference to the taste at all. Didn't need to add the chick pea liquid, but plenty of salt and a little black pepper. I'll try to adapt this will herbs and spices now.
13th May, 2014
Very nice.
31st Mar, 2014
Made this hummus today and very very impressed. Super easy to do, and I've now read that you can freeze it so never need to buy shop bought hummus again! I am loving all of the suggestions of things to add too. I had already planned a red pepper version and even an avocado hummus but will definitely refer back to some of the suggestions in these comments. Interested to see people seeing you don't need the Tahini paste as I went and bought some for this and then realised I had nothing else to use it for, so perhaps in the future I'll try it with out. We also felt that the garlic was perhaps a little strong so will try it with a little less next time. Definitely worth washing the food processor out for and that from someone who doesn't take washing up lightly!!!!
19th Mar, 2014
Can anyone suggest an alternative for the Greek yoghurt to make this vegan friendly? Thanks!
10th Dec, 2014
You can find some nice vegan yogurts in supermarkets these days. Most common are the Alpro soya ones (you can get plain flavour), but I've found a nice Coyo coconut yogurt in Tesco that work well with things like hummus and curries.
26th Mar, 2014
Just leave the yoghurt out- it's fine without it. It does need more than just a squeeze of lemon though, and some salt. Good luck!
17th Feb, 2014
Good recipe because its low fat but really does not need the tahini or any extra chick pea water added at all! This made it way too sloppy! Also very bland, even with the garlic and lemon so definitely needs something added to it for a pop of flavour like cayenne pepper or paprika!
10th Dec, 2013
Very bland, needs salt and more lemon juice and garlic. I also like to add some cumin but liked the addition of the yogurt.
31st Jul, 2013
and just to add - I did also add a bit of oil .... so that probably helped too.


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