CREAMY AND DELICIOUS HUMMUS- Don't buy hummus when it's so easy to make and tastes so much better!

Hummus is a spread well known and eaten in the Middle East. But over the years it has become wildly popular in other countries too! Hummus is the Arabic word for chickpeas and these legumes are the star of this tasty spread! If you haven’t tried it you should. It’s a delicious appetizer or an accompaniment to a meal. It’s usually served on pita or flatbread but we like to dip veggies in it! YUM! Hummus is so easy to make with pantry items and homemade tastes so much better than the flat, pasty stuff that comes in a plastic container!  


CREAMY AND DELICIOUS HUMMUS- Don't buy hummus when it's so easy to make and tastes so much better!

This recipe is not rocket science. You can tweak it a little and not hurt the integrity of the hummus.  Try using another legume or add some mayonnaise or cream cheese to make it a little lighter. How about adding chopped green onions or chives to hummus?  Let’s add a little bacon, tzatziki, feta, olives or artichokes. Now you’re talking!

Experiment with other ingredients until you come up with a flavor profile you love!


A creamy, full-of-flavor hummus. So much better than store bought!
Print Recipe


  • 2 cup canned chickpeas drained and liquid reserved
  • 1/2 cup tahini paste sesame paste with some of the liquid
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil extra to drizzle on top
  • 2 fresh garlic cloves peeled
  • 1 TBS ground cumin
  • Juice of 1 lemon I use another juice of 1/2 lemon because I love that lemony flavor
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 TBS paprika for garnish
  • Handful of fresh flat-leaf parsley chopped for garnish


  • Put all the ingredients except paprika and parsley in a food processor. Pulse until smooth. If the ingredients are having a hard time combining, add a little chickpea liquid.
  • Scrape everything into a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika and parsley.
  • Serve with pita bread cut into quarters or sliced flatbread. Hummus can also be serve as a dip for vegetables.
Author: Yvonne @ StoneGable
I hope you try this easy recipe! 


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CREAMY AND DELICIOUS HUMMUS- Don't buy hummus when it's so easy to make and tastes so much better!

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  1. I just love hummus with pita chips, but my favorite “dipper” is cucumber slices. I also like to swirl a spoonful of harissa across the top to serve.

  2. I love hummus! Extra lemon and garlic too. I’ll try your recipe soon. Thanks!

  3. Thanks for the recipe! Love hummus with veggies!

  4. Mmmmm you spoke to my Indian side with this. Luv hummus. And home made is best!! Add some red peppers and we are talking!!
    Happy new week!
    Hugs, Gee

  5. Yum! I really enjoy sliced cucumbers, red peppers, and carrots dipped in hummus.

  6. I love hummus and always use this same recipe to make mine. Delicious!

  7. Trying to eat healthier. Hubby will love this. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Sounds like another winner recipe from you!

  9. cathy claus says:

    This looks and sounds delish! will try this recipe for sure! homemade hummus blows store bought out of the water! for an even creamier (but tedious) hummus – strip each pea of their skin – it makes a WORLD of difference! love your blog!

  10. I how I miss hummus! Sadly learned I have a sesame allergy. Need to figure out how to make it without the tahini paste.

  11. Joyce Gerhardt says:

    My daughter is crazy over hummus and has all of us eating it now! I enjoy it with fresh veggies and veggie chips.

  12. Pamela Chedester says:

    Someone always brings hummus to our family gatherings and I love it, I just never thought of making it myself. Your recipe looks so easy and as you say, homemade is much better than store bought so I will give it a try today and serve it with rice chips I make myself using rice tortillas.

  13. Love this!! It’s so much healthier than what you purchase in the store! i like it with pita bread or veggies!

  14. Katherine Wolfe says:

    I think I will try to make this! It looks so good.

  15. I’m slowly working my way through your recipes and the ones I have made so far are HANDS DOWN far better than most that I pull from the Internet! They are rich and tasty, easy to whip up and I usually have what I need on hand. Not sure how you do it all but THANKS!

  16. Patricia Lawlor says:

    this was wonderful. I made it and everyone loved it. Thank you for the recipe. I too used more lemon. I am so glad that you came back with the weekly menu. I have pinned and made so much from your recipes.

  17. Love hummus. Have never made it. I must try it
    Thanks Yvonne

  18. Leilani Schumacher says:

    Aside from enjoying as a dip w veggies and pita, I will use in place of mayonnaise in a sandwich.

  19. Diane Ruebel says:

    I tried it and loved the amount of garlic! Diney on Camano

  20. Christie Key says:

    I agree the extra lemon makes it extra good! A great spread to start the new year!

  21. Harriet Lawrence says:

    I lived in the Middle East for over thirty years and am a total Hummus connoisseur ! This recipe looks about right! Can’t wait to try it!

  22. There is nothing better than homemade Hummus! Your recipe is a little different than the one I usually make. Im ready to give yours a try! It sounds scrumptious!

  23. As a vegetarian, hummus is a staple. Thanks for the recipe

  24. This will be perfect for my beautiful “vegan” granddaughter.

  25. Kerry Huizinga says:

    Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  26. Kathleen Hatfield says:

    Looks delicious, will definitely try it! You have some great recipes on your blog. I always use your potato salad recipe, big hit with the family. Thank you!!

  27. Portia Read says:

    Hi Yvonne, my old family Lebanese recipe for hummus is almost identical! Before food processors we peeled the chickpeas by hand and mashed them.
    I dearly love good hummus and this recipe will be delicious!

  28. I’ve just recently tried hummus and really like it! I’ll have to try this because homemade is usually always better!

  29. Belinda Hines says:

    I just recently tried lemon hummus, so good !

  30. This sounds so yummy ~ I think it will b nice for next weekend ~
    Thank u as always!

  31. Sounds perfectly easy to make. Can’t wait to try this!! Thank you!

  32. I love hummus and check mix but your Fiesta dip looks pretty I must try all three. Having family this weekend perfect timing!
    Thank You