Classic Hummus Recipe with Canned Chickpeas

Who doesn’t love hummus? The versatile dip tastes good with practically everything, from sandwiches, to snacking platters, to plates filled with Mediterranean foods. But you might not know how easy it is to make at home. And when you make it fresh, the taste really shines without all the additives that store-bought brands use to preserve and stabilize it. 

Today, we’re going to make hummus using canned chickpeas and a few simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. It’s really easy and it makes a great, healthy snack. Check it out below!

Classic Hummus Recipe

What You’ll Need:

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
½ cup tahini
1 clove garlic, peeled
Juice of 1 lemon
½ teaspoon cumin
¾ teaspoon kosher salt
Black pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling

Optional toppings: fresh parsley, Aleppo pepper, za’atar

What To Do:

Place the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, salt, pepper, and water in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. With the motor running, slowly pour in olive oil until mixture is light and creamy. Taste and season with more salt as necessary.

Transfer hummus to a bowl for serving, then drizzle with olive oil. Garnish with any desired toppings and serve with pita and fresh vegetables for dipping, or use in sandwiches, wraps, salads, or other recipes.


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