Healthy Classic Hummus Recipe

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In our opinion, everyone who likes hummus should know how to make a great classic hummus recipe at home (because let’s be honest, it’s sooo much better than store-bought).

If you’re a fan of this chickpea dip like we are, then you will appreciate the simplicity of this tasty and healthy recipe.

Ready in about five minutes, you will need a food processor to make this hummus really smooth and creamy.

Classic Hummus


  • Food Processor


  • 1-1/2 cans chickpeas, uncooked and drained
  • 4 tbsp. tahini paste
  • 1-1/2 lemons, squeeze out the juice and set aside
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • small handful of cilantro
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Optional seasonings to taste
  • red pepper flakes
  • olives
  • pesto
  • paprika
  • fresh rosemary


  • Combine chickpeas (drained of water) and garlic in a food processor and pulse 5 times.
  • Add tahini paste, salt, black pepper, cilantro, squeezed lemon juice, and optional seasonings to the food processor, processing again until smooth.
  • Remove the hummus from the food processor, add to a serving bowl, and drizzle with olive oil.
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Photos by Lorianne DeVita

by Camila Alves McConaughey