Classic Homemade Hummus – Easy Recipe

platter of classic homemade hummus with carrots and other veggies plus crackers around it

An easy homemade hummus recipe that can be used as a dip or spread on wraps or sandwiches. Creamy with hints of garlic, lemon, and tahini that pairs perfectly with fresh veggies and whole-grain crackers. You will never want to buy store-bought again once you make this hummus recipe.




  1. Peel the skins off of the chickpeas: Lightly squeeze each chickpea between your fingers and the skins will slide right off. Place the peeled chickpeas into a bowl and discard the skins. This is optional, takes about 10 minutes but is highly recommended for a smoother, silkier hummus.
  2. Add the chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until smooth. Stream in more lemon juice or water to thin out. We like a lot of lemon around here so we opt for more lemon juice.
  3. Serve in a bowl at room temperature with fresh veggies (my fav) and whole-grain crackers. Pita chips are also delicious with this hummus.