Garlic Hummus Recipe

4.3 from 3 reviews

This is The Best Homemade Hummus Recipe that is easy and creamy. You will never buy hummus again!

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Middle East


  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp water, warm
  • 1/4 cup tahini paste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice, fresh
  • 2 garlic cloves, medium
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 14 oz can low sodium chickpeas, drained & rinsed


  1. Add all ingredients to a powerful blender in exact order as listed above: water, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and chickpeas.
  2. Process until very smooth, pausing and scraping the walls, if necessary. About 3-4 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl, drizzle with extra olive oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds or za’atar.
  4. Serve with whole grain crackers or easy dipping vegetables like celery sticks, baby carrots, zucchini/cucumber slices, snap peas and grape tomatoes.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Do not freeze.


You can use food processor but hummus will be less fluffy and creamy. The more powerful the blender, the smoother hummus will be.

I cook my own chickpeas. I used to soak chickpeas and cook them on the stove. But now I cook Instant Pot chickpeas with no soaking and it’s life changing.

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