How to Make Hummus from Scratch

How to make hummus from scratch

About This Recipe

So you want to learn how to make hummus from scratch ? Don’t worry, because hummus is as easy as it gets! You can eat it with bread, veggies, or spread it on a sandwich. It is also super healthy and a great source of protein.

This recipe in particular is meant for you to use as a base, so that you have the freedom to experiment and add what you would like to it. It’s also delicious on its own. Just top it with some olive oil and paprika!

To Start

I always rinse my beans! I am not sure if it’s scientifically proven but it is suppose to help reduce gas. You might notice that this is a problem for you when you start incorporating more beans and plant based foods into your diet, but don’t worry, because this usually goes away as your body gets used to these foods.

Tip: You can also save the chickpea water from the can and use it as an egg replacer in other recipes. This liquid is called aquafaba.

how to make hummus from scratch

I then like to remove the skins of the chickpeas in order to have smoother and creamier texture.

They are really easy to remove and just slide right off. This step can be a little tedious, though. Because this takes some time, this step isn’t necessary if a bumpy texture doesn’t bother you.

chickpeas - how to make hummus from scratch

After you’ve removed the skins go ahead and add all of your ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. You’ll notice that I don’t include tahini as an ingredient. This is because I personally don’t like tahini in my hummus but definitely try it out yourself. You might like it!

Chickpeas in food processor with lemon and garlic - how to make hummus from scratch

And that’s pretty much it. Once your ingredients are fully blended it’s done. Once again you can top it off with more olive oil and salt!

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How to Make Hummus from Scratch

A classic and healthy recipe great as a snack or side dish!
Keyword gluten-free, homemade hummus, hummus from scratch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 cup Chickpeas
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 3 tsp Olive Oil
  • 2 ½ tsp Lemon Juice
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • Salt to taste


  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
  • Remove the skins from chickpeas.
  • Add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Serve with extra olive oil and spices. Enjoy!


You can taste as you blend and add more of a specific ingredient if you like. I put these specific measurements because I always end up serving hummus with more olive oil and spices on top.

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