Cody's Easy Homemade Hummus

This fresh and easy homemade hummus beats the store-bought kind any day. Make it with garlic, canned chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, and tahini.
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2–4 servings
Prep Time
05 Mins
Active Time
15 Mins

Before you hit up Hummus Elijah on GrabFood, consider making your hummus at home. This creamy chickpea dip, rich with tahini and a punch of lemon juice, can feed you around the clock; it's brunch, merienda, an appetizer, even dinner, whether served with pita bread or tucked in a shawarma wrap.

Cody's friends swear that he makes the best homemade hummus. You'll need a food processor to blitz everything: garlic, canned chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, tahini.

About the tahini: This sesame paste is a major ingredient for hummus, but can be hard to find at the grocery. And if you do, it's usually pretty expensive.

Good thing you can make tahini at home! Grind 1 cup of white sesame seeds in a food processor or high-speed blender until coarse and ground up. Add 1–2 tablespoons olive oil and blitz into a smooth paste. If your tahini looks too thick, add more oil, a tablespoon at a time, to thin it out.

Cody's hummus at the Pepper Potluck, topped with tomatoes.
Winning Recipe!

This recipe won 1st Place (Big Dip Energy!) in our dip-themed Pepper Potluck.


  • 1 400g-can chickpeas
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cumin

Prepare chickpeas: Drain canned chickpeas and transfer to a medium-sized bowl. Fill bowl with water. Using your hands, remove the skin around the chickpeas as much as you can. You can’t really get them all out and that’s okay; it’s still edible. Drain chickpeas and set aside.


Blend ingredients: In a blender or food processor, add garlic and pulse until coarse (you can also mince it with a knife). Pour tahini and lemon juice into the food processor and pulse for 30 seconds until it forms a thick paste. Add olive oil, salt, and cumin. Blend again until incorporated.


Add chickpeas: Add chickpeas in small batches, then blend each batch into a smooth, even mixture before adding more. If your mixture looks thick, add a tablespoon of water to thin it out. Transfer hummus to a shallow bowl and top with olive oil. Enjoy with pita, carrots, cucumbers, or chips.

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