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This is the BEST hummus that is fresh, flavorful, smooth and creamy plus quick and easy to make. Add this hummus for your next dip!

Hummus is a savory spread that is fun to add flavor to! Another option for hummus is this lime chipotle hummus that is sweet and tangy.

Hummus in a white bowl with a pita chip being dipped in it and chickpeas over top as a garnish.

The BEST Hummus

Truly! This is it! The best of the best! I can’t contain myself and just love every ounce of this hummus. Blend together and get a rich and creamy dip that is irresistible. Easy to make and comes together quickly and easily. This hummus is all natural and with a nutty and earthy flavor with a hint of sweetness from the tahini and lemon. There will be rave reviews with this hummus!

Hummus is so simple to make and full of flavor with simple ingredients. It is light, fluffy but rich and creamy all in one bowl. Use it as a spread, dip or enjoy it by the spoonful. It is a light and healthy dip that will add so much to your day! Make it as a quick snack, light lunch or a fun dip to have at your next party. This hummus is just what you need on a long day!

What is Hummus?

Hummus is used as a dip, spread or even a quick and easy snack. The main ingredients in a hummus is chickpeas, tahini and olive oil. Add in lemon and garlic for extra flavoring. It is a popular dip in the Middle East, middle eastern and mediterranean areas. Now, it is a popular spread that is found in several grocery stores and now being made at home.

Homemade Hummus Ingredients:

These ingredients can be stored and even fresh with the lemon and garlic cloves. Hummus ingredients can be thrown together quickly and easily into one food processor to create the most delicious spread ever. It is that simple!

  • Olive Oil: Perfect for making the hummus rich and creamy with a olive taste.
  • Tahini: A jar of good quality of tahini is the best. It is rich and creamy with a tangy taste. It is a great paste to use when making homemade hummus.
  • Chickpeas: I used organic chickpeas that are also called garbanzo beans.
  • Lemon: Freshly squeezed and added in.
  • Garlic Cloves: This garlic is one of my favorite parts.
  • Water: Balance the thickness and creaminess with water. Add more or less depending on your preferred consistency.
  • Salt: A pinch of salt adds a savory taste.

Let’s Make Some Hummus:

  1. Blend Together: In a food processor combine olive oil and tahini and pulse until smooth. Add in chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, water, and salt. Pulse until smooth.
  2. Serve: Pita, veggies or chips are great for dipping.

The Recipe Critic Pro Tip:

It is best to store your hummus in an airtight container for 5 to 7 days in the refrigerator.

Three photos showing the process of the food blender blending the hummus ingredients together.

Ways to Use the Best Spread:

Hummus can be used as a dip, spread or even just enjoyed alone by the spoonful. It is versatile and has so many options when using.

Try it on one or several of these ideas:

  • Bread: Toast up your favorite bread and spread it right on top and the hummus will melt perfectly on the top.
  • Burger/Sandwich: Perfect for adding additional flavoring, especially on this turkey burger buns
  • Wraps/Gyros
  • Salads: Add a dollop to most salads or add a but more water, oil and lemon juice to make a sweet and savory salad dressing.
  • Pasta: Crazy, I know, but when making pasta use it as your cheese base and stir into the hot noodles to melt right on top.
  • Potatoes: Use 1/4 cup of hummus when making mashed potatoes for a rich, creamy flavoring.
  • Eggs: When making deviled eggs, adding in some hummus makes it more creamy and flavorful.

Hummus Garnishes:

Make your hummus look even prettier with these tasty and flavorful garnishes. Either blend it in by stirring it together or adding it right on top for color and presentation. You will love the look, flavor and texture that it adds!

  • Olive Oil: Drizzle a little more olive oil over top.
  • Chickpeas: Add some chickpeas that are not blended for look and flavor.
  • Seeds: Sprinkle sesame seeds or a seeded spice blend to add texture.
  • Parsley:  Chop up fresh parsley and sprinkle over top.
  • Paprika: Add color as well as a hint of sweet, spice.
  • Red Pepper Flakes: This is a spicy garnish that tastes

Hummus in a white speckled bowl with chickpeas garnished over top.

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The BEST Hummus I Have Ever Had!

4.50 from 2 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
This is the BEST hummus that is fresh, flavorful, smooth and creamy plus quick and easy to make. Add this hummus for your next dip!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 People


Optional Garnish:


  • In a food processor combine olive oil and tahini and pulse until smooth. Add in chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, water, and salt. Pulse until smooth.
  • Serve with pita, veggies or chips.


Calories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 297mgPotassium: 73mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle East
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. This looks wonderful! Need to know: how much is a serving? Portion control is all important to me on keto diet. Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    yum, so much better than the kinda tasteless store brands, and also love making a few ingredient tweaks here and there, thank you!