Hummus Recipe

Garlic Hummus

Hummus is another one of those recipes that can be made in so many ways. Personally, I like a good classic garlic hummus with some delicious pita chips. Do you have a favorite flavor of hummus?

Hummus is one of those recipes that can be made in so many ways and there is no right or wrong way. Personally, I like a good classic garlic hummus with some delicious pita chips.

If you go to the store, you can often find hummus already made in the deli section or near the produce. There are so many flavor options, and those can be a great place to get some ideas for what you might like. My brother-in-law gave me this recipe a while ago, and it’s the only way I make hummus. Justin will make it with red peppers sometimes, and other ingredients, but this is my preferred method.

When making our own hummus, we can make it exactly how we want it. Most of the ingredients for a basic hummus are easy to find at almost any grocery store. The only thing I have a hard time finding is the Tahini, so I order that from Amazon. It seems expensive, but you use so little of it for each batch that it lasts a long time. I’ve had the same bottle for at least a year now. Which makes me think I should probably check if there is an expiration date!

A few months ago we went to a farmer’s market in our neighborhood and there was a couple set up with at least a dozen varieties of hummus as well as naan, pita bread, and pita chips that were all homemade. They let us try a few samples, and we bought the spinach hummus. It was a little strange because it was green, but the spinach was not overwhelming, and the boys both liked it too.

Step by Step

Hummus really could not be any easier to make. I use a magic bullet to blend everything, but you could also use a regular blender. The magic bullet cups are a perfect size for the amount in this recipe and it blends everything together nicely.

The chickpeas need to be drained before adding them to the blender, but you also need two tablespoons of the juice, so make sure to set that aside before dumping it all down the sink! I may have done this a time or two, and I add water instead. You just lose a little bit of the flavor when that happens.

Add all of your ingredients to your blender and give it a good shake (at least this seems to help with the magic bullet since you are flipping it upside-down). Turn the blender on and blend until you have your desired consistency. I like my hummus to be on the thicker side, but make sure that all of the chickpeas have been crushed so you don’t get chunks of them in the hummus.

Hummus Recipe

When serving the hummus, make a small well in the middle and add about a tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with a bit more paprika. We like to use pita chips or pita bread for dipping, and have also used fresh vegetables as well. I have a recipe for homemade pita bread, but I haven’t made it in a long time. As soon as I get to make that again, I will add a link here if you want to try to make your own.


Hummus Recipe

Garlic Hummus

Hummus is another one of those recipes that can be made in so many ways. Personally, I like a good classic garlic hummus with some delicious pita chips. Do you have a favorite flavor of hummus?
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Greek
Keyword: chickpeas, dip, garlic
Servings: 2 cups
5 from 3 votes


  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp chickpea juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 dash paprika


  • Drain chickpeas, reserving 2 tbsp of the chickpea juice
  • Add all ingredients to a blender (I use the magic bullet)
  • Blend all ingredients to desired consistency, making sure all of the chickpeas have been crushed
  • When serving, make a small well in the hummus and add a small amount of olive oil and sprinkle with paprika if desired
  • Serve with pita chips, pita bread, or fresh vegetables to dip
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Nutrition Facts
Garlic Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 635mg 26%
Potassium 190mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin C 17.3%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 9.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Garlic Hummus

27 thoughts on “Garlic Hummus”

  1. I could never say no, to a good hummus dip. I did not know it was so easy to make. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. I haven’t heard about garlic hummus before but it looks yummy. The recipe you gave is detailed and easy to follow. I hope I can be capable of making this dish soon!

  3. Usually I just go out and buy my hummus. But this looks delicious here. I would love to be able to make it at home. And things mostly taste better home made. I will have to try this out.

  4. Ann F. Snook-Moreau

    I have to agree with your brother-in-law; I love roasted red peppers in my hummus! This recipe sounds delicious and easy, perfect for a party.

  5. I am defiantly going to be trying this soon! My family and I love hummus and pita-read or little sour dough bites. I never really knew how to make hummus so I never tried to in fear of messing it up so thank you!

  6. My husband is Israeli and LOVES hummus. I used to make it all the time at home until we started buying it from Aldi. The recipe I used was similar to this though, and really delicious. I have no doubt your recipe is amazing too.

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