Hello friends! This hummus recipe is so simple and tastes better than the stuff at the store! 

Hummus is a staple at our house. There is rarely a time you can’t find it in our kitchen! But for good reason — it is quite versatile and so healthy! It makes a great snack with multigrain crackers, cheese, vegetables, etc! It also is a great edition to so many grain bowls. Plus chickpeas have good protein and olive oil is a healthy fat. 

The most daunting ingredient for hummus is tahini — a sesame seed paste that is the consistency of nut butter. It can be found in any Asian market, and nowadays can be found in most grocery stores! Trader Joe’s has an affordable tahini that has a great flavor. BUT, if you cannot find tahini, or don’t have it on hand, or don’t want to use it, ALMOND BUTTER makes a great substitute! 

A key to this hummus is giving it adequate time to chill. It is a little runny when you first beat it up, but once it has time to cool in the fridge it is perfect! And no one likes warm hummus anyway. 

Ok that’s it! Let me know if you try this recipe!


Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4


  • 1 can chickpeas drained
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 2 tbsp tahini (or almond butter)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Add all ingredients, except the olive oil, to a food processor and blend until smooth. While blending, slowly add olive oil until fully incorporated and smooth.
Keyword healthy, hummus, mediterranean, side dish

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