Homemade Hummus

One of the easiest things you can make at home is hummus. It’s so much cheaper to make it yourself and so quick!

I made a batch the other day that turned out great.


Basic Homemade Hummus

  • 1 15. oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1-2 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • 1-2 tsp lemon juice
  1. Put garlic and chickpeas in blender and blend up until the garlic is chopped and the beans are starting to break up.
  2. Pour in the oil, salt, and lemon juice and blend again.
  3. Add extra oil or a little water until you get the consistency you want.
  4. Enjoy!

Easy, right?

The only hummus I can buy here is at least $3.29 and goes up to $5.29, depending on the brand/size of the tub.


A can of chickpeas costs me .79 typically, and I always have the other ingredients on hand.

I also use the sesame oil since I don’t have tahini in the house – it still gives it that sesame flavor.


I think this recipe would be great with other added flavors, too! I may make a spicy batch next or roasted pepper…who knows   :)


  1. That’s a great recipe. I only have whole sesame seeds, I hope it will work too.

  2. LOVE hummus :) and it is so easy to make at home!

  3. Thanks for posting this! I thought I needed a food processor to do this, but I’ll try the blender :-)

  4. I just bought a huge thing of tahini paste – I think I’ll make some tonight!

  5. i havent had hummus in WAYY too long

  6. I agree making homemade hummus is way easy! I don’t buy it that often, but i have some cans of chick peas in my pantry that i need to use up, so i think i should make some! :)

    thanks for the idea!


  7. Great recipe! I love throwing in some olives in mine. I’m an olive freak :)

  8. You are so right! Hummus is way too easy to make and so inexpensive. I look at all those tubs of hummus and they can come close to $4.00 sometimes! Yours looked perfect and I like the substitution of tahini for sesame oil. Nice job!

  9. Nice hummus…yes, you make it sound so easy :-) I’ll have to try it!

  10. Mmm, I love homemade hummus!
    I’ve done it with some curry powder added in before, and that was super good.

  11. Great idea to add sesame oil. I have that on hand and never really use it!

  12. Yum! Love homemade hummus. I agree about the sesame oil… it makes everything better!

  13. THANK YOU for posting this recipe! I’ve been looking for a good hummus recipe and this one sounds awesome…I’m definitely going to be making it!

  14. i loveee the idea of making your own hummus and seasoning it to your heart’s content. Knowing me and my ridiculous sweet tooth I am dying to try something like “cinnamon sugar” or “caramel apple” hummus … whatdaya think!?

  15. That looks delicious! I love homemade hummus!

  16. Great idea to add sesame oil. I have that on hand and never really use it!;. All the best!!

  17. looks like a great recipe! I am kinda excited to try it out now :0)

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