The Perfect Hummus Recipe

Ready to learn how to make creamy hummus? Homemade hummus is so much better than store-bought, and the best part is, it’s super-simple. 

To make the hummus ultra-smooth and creamy, some recipes call for peeling individual chickpeas. Not this one!

In the video below, I show you how to achieve the perfect creamy texture with a much simpler technique.

In this recipe, I use canned chickpeas and loads of tahini. Another issue I commonly find is that people don’t add enough tahini. I used to be guilty of this as well! More tahini = more flavor and contributes to the overall texture.

I hope you love this homemade hummus recipe as much as I do. Enjoy!

The Perfect Hummus

Perfect, Creamy Hummus

The trick to creamy, dreamy hummus lies in boiling chickpeas with a bit of baking soda, and adding loads of delicious tahini.

  • 1 can chickpeas, (drained and rinsed)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Juice of ½ to 1 lemon
  • ¾ to 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon cumin, coriander, or pimentón((optional))
  • ¼ cup ice water
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Flaky sea salt
  1. Place chickpeas in a small saucepan and cover with water by 1 to 2 inches. Add baking soda and boil for 20 minutes. Rinse and drain chickpeas.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse garlic, lemon juice, and kosher salt until garlic is chopped. Allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes (this isn’t necessary but helps remove the raw bite from the garlic).
  3. Add tahini and process for a few minutes until creamy. Add ¼ cup ice water and process again.
  4. Add chickpeas and spice, if using. Once hummus is smooth and creamy, pour in a healthy drizzle of olive oil while machine is running. Taste; add additional lemon or salt if necessary.
  5. Transfer to a serving bowl and finish with a drizzle of good olive oil, a sprinkle of flaky sea salt and your choice of toppings. Serve with your favorite crudité or chips.
Topping Suggestions
  • Aleppo pepper, chopped herbs (chives, parsley, cilantro, or mint work well), and sesame seeds
  • Chopped avocado and za’atar tossed with olive oil, lemon juice, and kosher salt to taste
  • Thinly sliced radish and nigella seeds



The Perfect Hummus Recipe

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