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Homemade Hummus

Basic Homemade Hummus (Easy Vegan Recipe)

The Pesky Vegan
This basic hummus recipe combines just a few ingredients that you can then add to as you please. If you've never tried to make your own hummus, give it a go!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean, Vegan
Servings 8
Calories 134 kcal


  • 2x 14 oz (400 g) tins chickpeas, drained
  • 2 lemons, zest and juice
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Approx. 4 tablespoons cold water
  • Large handful fresh coriander (approx. 30 g – optional)
  • Sea salt to taste


  • Blend the lemon juice and garlic together in a food processor. If your food processor isn't very powerful, or the blades might not catch all of the garlic, you can chop the garlic and mellow it in the lemon juice for a couple of minutes first.
  • Next, add the chickpeas, tahini, lemon zest, and olive oil. Blend until smooth.
  • Add the coriander and salt, and gradually add cold water (this will make it light and fluffy). Blend until you have a smooth, creamy consistency.
  • Serve with drizzled olive oil and chopped coriander.
    To use in another recipe, try out this easy hummus pasta.


Olive oil: When it comes to homemade dips, I'd recommend using a good-quality extra-virgin olive oil.
Oil-free: Simply replace the oil with a few extra tablespoons of water or aquafaba (the liquid inside a can of chickpeas).
Tahini-free: If you don't want to include tahini, you can either omit this altogether or substitute it for a smooth, unsweetened nut butter (e.g. peanut butter).
Storage: You can store this hummus in the fridge for up to four days or freezer for up to six months. 
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* The nutrition info below is for one serving, based on a total of eight servings. 


Calories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 146mgPotassium: 175mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 514IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Basic Homemade Hummus (Easy Vegan Recipe)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 146mg6%
Potassium 175mg5%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 514IU10%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword basic hummus recipe, chickpea recipes, homemade hummus
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