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 (11, 9 and 6). 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}}