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Hummus in a small white bowl on platter filled with carrot sticks, sliced radishes, torn flat bread and green onions

Classic Hummus Recipe

Classic Hummus is a dip that goes well on pita bread, chips, and vegetables. Also makes a nice sandwich or wrap spread.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword how to make hummus
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 - 8
Calories 109 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 1/4 Cup Tahini
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/3 to 1/2 Cup Warm Water start with 1/3 cup
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Can Garbanzo Beans
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin, adjust to taste
  • Pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil, plus more for garnish
  • Pinch Salt, adjust to taste
  • Pinch Pepper, adjust to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika


  1. Add everything to a mini food processor and pulse several times until well blended and smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired, add more water if you like it thinner, and pulse a few more times (if you made adjustments).

  3. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, parsley, or toasted pine nuts.