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7 Best Homemade Hummus Recipes For The Whole Family
7 Best Home made Hummus Recipes For The Whole Family

No one would bother with store-bought hummus if everyone knew how delicious and easy it is to make home made hummus recipes. With just a few ingredients and a food processor or blender, you can whip up a batch of creamy, flavorful hummus with a 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!

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  1. Classic Hummus
  2. No-Tahini Hummus
  3. Hummus With Spice
  4. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
  5. Dill Pickle Hummus
  6. Tangy Lemon Hummus
  7. Dessert Chocolate Hummus

1. Classic Hummus

classic hummus

Recipe by Will Cook for Smiles

You can’t go wrong with classic hummus. Crafted from simple ingredients like chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, and garlic, this dip offers a seamless preparation process—just blend until velvety. 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

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

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

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

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 hummus recipe is for the dilly lovers. Recipe maker and Certified Nutritionist Bree Sheree says, “It is tangy and delicious, and is always a favorite 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 leftovers 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

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.

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 cans 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

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.

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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What is Hummus?

Hummus is a very popular Middle Eastern dip that has become a staple in many kitchens around the world. Made primarily from garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas), this creamy, nutty-flavored spread is perfect for dipping pita chips, fresh veggies, and even pita bread. If you’re tired of store-bought hummus and want to create your own hummus with a smooth texture and amazing flavor, you’re in the right place. 

Whether you’re using canned chickpeas or dried chickpeas, both can give you delicious results. Canned chickpeas are convenient, while dried chickpeas, when cooked properly, can give you an even fluffier hummus. If you’re in a hurry, grab a can of chickpeas from the grocery store. For those who enjoy a more hands-on approach, soak dried chickpeas overnight with a little bit of baking soda and cook them until tender. 

Tips for Making the Best Home Made Hummus Recipes

Making delicious hummus at home is easier than you might think, especially with a few expert tips to guide you. Here’s how to elevate your homemade hummus to a professional level:

1. Start with Good Quality Ingredients

  • Chickpeas: Whether you use canned chickpeas or dried chickpeas, quality matters. Dried chickpeas, soaked overnight and cooked, often yield a fluffier and more authentic hummus.
  • Tahini: Use quality tahini for the best flavor. The smoother and creamier the tahini, the better your hummus will be.
  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil: A good extra virgin olive oil adds depth and richness to your hummus.

2. Cook Chickpeas Properly

  • Soaking: If using dried chickpeas, soak them overnight with a little baking soda. This helps to soften them and makes for a smoother hummus.
  • Cooking: Cook the soaked chickpeas until they are very soft. For an ultra-smooth texture, add a bit of baking soda during cooking to break down the chickpeas further.

3. Remove Chickpea Skins

Removing the skins from chickpeas can significantly improve the texture of your hummus, making it creamier. After cooking, gently rub the chickpeas with a towel or between your hands to loosen the skins and then rinse them away.

4. Blend While Warm

Warm chickpeas blend more smoothly. If you’re using canned chickpeas, warm them up a bit before blending.

5. Use Ice Water

Adding a little ice water while blending helps achieve a creamy texture. The cold water helps emulsify the tahini and olive oil, making the hummus light and fluffy.

7. Blend Thoroughly

Use a high-powered blender or food processor and blend for several minutes. This ensures all ingredients are fully incorporated and the texture is ultra-smooth.

9. Store Properly

Store your hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator. For longer storage, use a freezer-safe container. Homemade hummus can last up to a week in the fridge and a few months in the freezer.

10. Serve at Room Temperature

Let your hummus sit at room temperature for a bit before serving. This enhances the flavors if you really want to taste all the great flavor combinations and makes for a more enjoyable dip.

When in Doubt, Make Hummus!

Store-bought hummus will never be the same after you’ve experienced home made hummus recipes. Gone are the days of settling for bland grocery store hummus flavors your family doesn’t even like. With just a handful of 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 bread and your family’s hummus pick of the night–it’s time to get spreadin’.