“Hummus is my go-to appetizer when I need something quick, easy and impressive. Over the years I’ve picked up a number of tricks that make this the best hummus recipe you’ll ever have.” —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor
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- 1 can garbanzo beans or chickpeas 15 oz., rinsed and drained
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup cold water
- olive oil optional
- roasted garbanzo beans optional
- toasted sesame seeds optional
- ground sumac optional
Best Hummus Tips
Does hummus have tahini in it?
Traditional hummus recipes, like this one, typically have tahini in it. Typically found in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes, tahini is a rich, nutty condiment made from ground sesame seeds. It has a similar texture to natural peanut butter.How do you thicken hummus?
Our best hummus recipe has a great thickness to it, but if you find the texture is too thin, an easy fix is to pop it into the fridge to set. It's the perfect make-ahead appetizer to have on hand. If the hummus is still not as thick as you like, blend in more chickpeas or tahini.What can you put in hummus to make it taste better?
While hummus tastes great on its own, there are infinite combinations of toppings you can add to hummus to switch up the texture and flavour. We adore seasoned toasted chickpeas, a drizzle of olive oil, toasted sesame seeds and a sprinkle of sumac.How long does homemade hummus last?
Homemade hummus typically lasts for about a week in the fridge. Cover and store in an airtight container for best results.
1/4 cup: 250 calories, 19g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 361mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 5g fibre), 7g protein.