This is the recipe for basic hummus, use this recipe as a base and add or adapt as you wish.

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I love hummus and this recipe for the basic hummus, the simplest hummus, is one of my favorite recipes ever. You can prepare it with canned chickpeas or home-cooked ones.

tips, tricks & other recipes:

  • Prepare this hummus with store-bought or home-cooked chickpeas. It will be delicious anyway.
  • If you are looking for a creamier texture, peel the chickpeas. When you remove the peel from them the texture of this creamy vegan dip changes in an impressive way.
  • Remember to save the liquid from the can of your chickpeas or the ones you cooked, you can make vegan aquafaba mayo with it.
  • Also, if you happen to have extra chickpeas… you have to make this delicious chickpea and spinach soup.

With both types of chickpeas, this recipe will turn out great. This basic hummus works as a base, as a canvas for any flavor profile you would like to add to it. Maybe you love jalapeño hummus or mint and lemon, or chipotle hummus. You decide, use your creativity and make the best of this recipe for this

basic hummus

Serve it on vegetarian mezze platter, or use it for sandwiches or burritos. This is one of the recipes that live forever in my fridge. We eat a lot of hummus. My kids eat it as a snack when the come back from school or in between meals.

I would love to learn more about you? Do you like hummus? Do you prepare it at home? What are the things that you normally have in the fridge? Well, if you make my hummus recipe and like it, please share the recipe and the blog, leave a comment and rate it with five stars.

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Basic hummus

This recipe for basic hummus is easy, delicious and super healthy. 
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6 personas
Calories 204.47 kcal


  • Food processor


  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas can be canned
  • 2-3 tablespoons tahini
  • 2-3 garlic cloves roasted
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1-2 lemons, the juice
  • tbsp salt


  • To roast the garlic, put it in the toaster oven or skillet with the skin still on. It is important not to burn it. Remove from the skillet when it starts to roast.
  • Add the beans to the jar of a blender or bowl of a  food processor with the tahini, garlic (peeled) lemon juice, olive oil and salt.
    Blend until creamy.
  • Test for seasoning and enjoy. Serve with chips, tortilla chips or crudités.


Store the hummus in a firmly closed jar in the fridge. It will last for a week or week and a half.
If you want to prepare more, you can double batch the recipe and will turn out great.


Calories: 204.47kcalCarbohydrates: 17.74gProtein: 5.99gFat: 13.13gSaturated Fat: 1.77gCholesterol: 0.21mgSodium: 6.28mgPotassium: 206.87mgFiber: 4.89gSugar: 3.07gVitamin A: 14.76IUVitamin C: 10.46mgCalcium: 38.52mgIron: 1.96mg
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