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2023’s Best Homemade Hummus Recipes For The Whole Family

No one would bother with store-bought hummus if everyone knew how delicious and easy it was to make at home. With just a few ingredients and a food processor or blender, you can whip up a batch of creamy, flavorful hummus with personal taste in no time.

From classic flavors like garlic and roasted red pepper to unique variations such as dill pickle or even chocolate, there’s a hummus recipe that will satisfy every member of your family while still ticking off the nutritional hummus benefits. We’ve rounded up seven of the best home made hummus recipes for the whole family–let’s get into it!

1. Classic Hummus

Recipe by Will Cook for Smiles

You can’t go wrong with classic smooth hummus. Crafted from simple ingredients like chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, and garlic, this dip offers a seamless preparation process—just blend until velvety. No baking soda, powders, extracts, nothing complicated. Lyuba Brooke, the chef behind this staple dip, is passionate about crafting and sharing her foodie masterpieces. And you can definitely say she knocked this one out of the park. This classic recipe is a perfect option for families new to the vast world of hummus. It’s uncomplicated yet captivating and irresistible to all.

What Families Say

“This is so delicious! So easy too! Definitely a keeper.”

What You’ll Need

  • 16 oz can of chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup chickpea juice (from the can)
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup classic tahini (aka sesame paste)
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2-1 tsp salt
  • dash paprika

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2. No-Tahini Hummus

Recipe by Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Tahini is hard to find and often expensive. But most people don’t realize you don’t need this ingredient to make a great homemade hummus. Family-approved recipe maker and owner of Crunchy Creamy Sweet, Anna, says, “This Easy Hummus without Tahini is so simple and quick to make, you can forget the store-bought stuff.” Enjoy this simple hummus with pita or tortilla chips, add it to a wrap, or stir it into your pasta for a healthier sauce. The options are endless!

What Families Say

“I was out of tahini and saw this recipe. It is probably my favorite hummus recipe so far!”

What You’ll Need

  • 15-ounce can of garbanzo beans
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive or grapeseed oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • chopped parsley

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3. Hummus With Spice

Recipe by Daily Appetite

If your family is a fan of all things spice, you have to try this out. Jalapeño-infused Hummus–a creamy chickpea blend enriched with the fiery pizazz of fresh jalapeños. Add more heat, use a bit less; it’s entirely up to you and easy to personalize. You’ll be surprised how much flavor jalapeños actually bring to a hummus dip. Your spicey family members will ask for a double batch next time. We just know it.

What Families Say

“Jalapeno Hummus! Why haven’t I discovered this sooner? My new favorite hummus. I left out the oil and it was still good. I couldn’t stop eating it.”

What You’ll Need

  • 2 – 15.5 oz cans of garbanzo beans
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 3 jalapenos
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley

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4. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Recipe by Kylee Cooks

If you’ve ventured into hummus land at the grocery store, you’ve probably seen some with roasted red peppers. This is one of the most popular flavors of hummus. Kylee, the chef behind this tasty hummus recipe, says she loves this variation because it’s super easy to make and only calls for simple ingredients you can find at the grocery store. Roasted red peppers add boldness and yummy flavor to your traditional hummus. A family favorite everyone will remember!

What Families Say

“Easy to make and delicious. No more store-bought hummus for me and my family.”

What You’ll Need

  • 30 oz garbanzo beans
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 cup roasted red bell peppers
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1.5 tsp kosher salt

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5. Dill Pickle Hummus

Recipe by Bree’s Vegan Life

You’re either crazy about pickles, or you aren’t. There’s no in between. This is the best hummus recipe for dill lovers. Recipe maker and Certified Nutritionist Bree Sheree says, “It is tangy and delicious, and is always a favourite at group events.” The pickles add a salty flavor and crisp crunch to classic hummus. All you have to do is add diced dill pickles and dill seasoning to your dip, and snack time will be a big dill at the family table. You might even want to make extras–feel free to pop leftover hummus in a freezer-safe container to enjoy later!

What Families Say

“This recipe is fantastic! I’m a diehard for hummus in general, but this is probably my new favorite thing ever. So pickley, so good on flat pretzel chips, slap it on a wrap! Heaven….”

What You’ll Need

  • 540 ml can of chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons liquid from the can of chickpeas
  • 1 cup diced dill pickles
  • 3 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion

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6. Tangy Lemon Hummus

Recipe by Kath Eats Real Food

This is the ultimate lemon-infused hummus your family will rave about for years. Radiating with vibrant citrus notes, fluffy hummus texture, and a subtle hint of sweetness, we don’t think a hummus can get more unique and tasty. This creation made by Kath Younger, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, calls for tons of lemon, a smidge of cream cheese, and a drizzle of honey–or two if you have some sweet tooths in your family. Throw your extras in an airtight container and savor it for the rest of the week!

What Families Say

“I made this on Easter – and everyone raved about it! I just kept saying – there’s honey in it! And cream cheese! This will be a staple in my house.”

What You’ll Need

  • 2 lemons 
  • 2 can garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup or a drizzle of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1.5 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • fresh pepper to taste

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7. Dessert Chocolate Hummus

Recipe by Chocolate Covered Katie

This isn’t your grandma’s traditional hummus. It’s actually way better. Recipe maker and ‘queen of healthy desserts,’ Katie, claims this dessert hummus tastes like actual brownie batter–yum! Don’t believe it? Over 10,000 positive reviewers agree with her. Plus, your family will never know it contains hearty black beans. A little cocoa powder and sweetener go a long way in disguising the nutrients of beans. Fooling your family has never been easier with this recipe. P.S. try adding a little peanut butter to this recipe for an extra yummy surprise!

What Families Say

“SO good and i’ve never liked hummus before!! Tastes like brownie batter.”

What You’ll Need

  • 1 can black beans
  • 3 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sweetener of choice
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

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When in Doubt, Make Your Own Hummus!

Store-bought hummus will never be the same after you’ve experienced homemade hummus recipes. Gone are the days of settling for bland grocery store hummus flavors your family doesn’t even like. Time to make your favorite dips everyone will love.

No need to break out the crockpot or pressure cooker–with just a handful of main ingredients and something to mix it all together with, your family will get all the benefits of hummus in the tastiest way. So grab the warm pita chips and your family’s hummus pick of the night–it’s time to get dippin’.