The Best Homemade Hummus Recipe + Tips To Customize

Oh how we LOVE hummus in our house! And a few years ago when we started down our anti-inflammatory diet road where we ditched 90% of processed foods, we made the switch to homemade hummus. Turns out – hummus is REALLY easy to make.

You can use the recipe below as a base and customize it with your own flare (I'll share tips for this below). Overall, this Middle Eastern dip is super healthy and packed with vitamins, minerals, and has been said to help fight inflammation, improve blood sugar and digestion, lower heart disease risk, and aid in weight loss. And it taste amazing! Win-Win-Win!

Personally I make a batch once or twice a week – depending on how fast we are going through it. I use this blender (check the price here too! We have the 6500 series) and it takes less than 5 minutes!

We love homemade hummus with veggies or crackers. We also use it on toast or in sandwiches. It makes a great side to most dinners that have a meat on your plate too!

Tips to customize your homemade hummus:

Try adding a little steamed sweet potato for a sweeter hummus or add an avocado for a creamier hummus. I'm also a huge fan of roasted red pepper in my hummus to make a nice creamy roasted red pepper version.

Another fan favorite in our house is a pea hummus! Just add about a half a cup of peas! You could also add some fresh basil or almond butter (just use equal parts almond butter to tahini, so instead of 2 tablespoons tahini, do 1 and 1) to this too making it almost a pesto hummus!

Other options I've heard people do, but haven't tried myself: peanut butter or sunflower seed butter (again, just keep that 1:1 ratio with the tahini), greek yogurt, olives, and beets.

You can also garnish your hummus with roasted pine nuts or paprika or whatever you prefer!

The Best Homemade Hummus Recipe:

The Best Homemade Hummus Recipe


  • 1 can organic garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup cold pressed olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 garlic clove minced (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Paprika to taste



Rinse garbanzo beans for at least 15 seconds.


Add all ingredients to blender or food processor


Don't over blend - instead pulse the mixture. Using a spoon to scrape the sides down when needed (use this as a taste test too and see if you need more salt or paprika!)


Serve in bowl adding more salt, paprika, oil, or other garnishments to taste/desired amount.


Store in fridge for up to 5 days.


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