Easy homemade hummus

Easy hummus recipe

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(73 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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8th May, 2013
OOps. Not read properly, you don't suggest any oil in your recipe. This has to be a first for me! It is not hummus, it may be derived from hummus, but this is a well-defined Middle-Eastern or Arabic foodstuff which ALWAYS includes oil. I suggest if anyone wants a decent recipe, look no further than Delia Smith's excellent recipe and substitute Arachis or Peanut Oil.
15th Dec, 2013
But the point is that it's a low fat, healthier version. Hence no oil.
23rd Mar, 2013
First time I've made this and it's very good, tasty hummus, wouldn't have thought of putting yogurt in but it really works, I'll definitely be making it again, and recommending it.
28th Feb, 2013
Really nice used olive oil instead of chickpea water, obviously not as low fat. Made my own tahini by crushing sesame seeds with olive oil in a pestle and morta till a paste. Tasted delicious.
3rd Feb, 2013
This was nice and easy, but lacked something - I wish I knew what! I added 2tsb cumin and some salt but it's still a bit bland. I will do it again, but will add paprika as well for extra spice.
31st Jan, 2013
l use l tablespoon of yogurt instead of the chickpea water and without the tahini
28th Jan, 2013
love this recipe - delicious with homemade tortilla chips.
5th Jan, 2013
I think that my poor rating may have something to do with the chef being my brother....having banged on about the merits of making houmous yourself I left him with the ingredients for this recipe and instructions to crack on. He put too much of the chickpea liquid in it and it looked and tasted like a disgusting sloppy mess. My partner and I saved the houmous in order for it to become edible but even so I'm not convinced by the recipe. I just blend tinned chickpeas, 1 garlic glove, olive oil and lemon juice to a thick consistency when I make houmous and it is always first rate - I can't see how the addition of chickpea liquid or yogurt is going to help the recipe.
2nd Jan, 2013
This was so easy and tastes lovely. But as much as I love garlic, I found a whole clove was too much. Will try it with half a clove next time
28th Oct, 2012
Really yummy! I bought the tahini and then realized I didn't have greek yogurt when I got home. Substituted 1 Tbsp of light cream cheese instead. Super recipe! Had never used tahini in anything before - seems very similar to peanut butter. I will substitute PB next time I run out of tahini. Never need to buy over-priced store made humous again! Yey!


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