The Creamiest Homemade Hummus

homemade hummus homemade hummus

If the only hummus you’ve tasted is store-bought, you are totally missing out.  Making your own hummus results in the fluffiest, creamiest kind and it couldn’t be easier to do.


  • ¼  cup tahini
  • 2 TBSP fresh lemon juice (about one medium lemon) + 2 TBSP water (you want ¼  cup of liquid)
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • ½  garlic clove, chopped
  • ½  tsp ground cumin
  • ½  tsp salt
  • 1 can chickpeas (15 oz can, rinsed and drained)
  • 1-2 TBSP water (if needed)


  1. Whip tahini and lemon juice plus water (total of 1/4 cup liquid) for about 1 minute in a food processor.
  2. Add garlic, cumin and salt. Then with the motor running add your olive oil slowly.
  3. Add ½  the chickpeas and puree until fairly smooth. Scrape down the sides and add the other ½  and continue processing until smooth.
  4. Optional: add 1-2 TBSPs additional water until you get a creamy consistency.

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Meg is a Co-Founder of What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (12, 10 and 7). She wishes her kids asked for caramelized brussel sprouts and wild salmon salad every night. But most of the time, you'll find her whipping up a kid-friendly pasta or a sweet treat with a healthy twist. Her motto is: everything in moderation... except coffee. Find her on Instagram @madewithmeg. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}