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Homemade hummus

I must admit, I’m a bit of a purist at heart.  There are some things that I simply don’t like to mess with.  My hummus is one of them.  I don’t want fancy things like pumpkin or chipotle in my hummus, thank-you-very-much. Hummus is a staple in our house, and is so healthy, so we figured we may as well make our own.

chickpeas in glass jar, sliced lemon and garlic cloves

My secret is the little contraption that came with my immersion blender.   It is PERFECT for whipping up a small batch of hummus and super easy to clean.


hummus ingredients in food processor

I add a bit of chicken or vegetable stock to the puree to help make it smooth and creamy without making it taste completely like olive oil.  You can add a handful of chopped parsley to the top for garnish if you wish!

hummus ingredients


  • 1 can (540mL) chickpeas, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 Tbsp. chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. tahini
  • juice of 1 lemon (2-3 Tbsp.)



  1. Add all of the ingredients into the container of a blender or mini food processor.  Pulse until the mixture is nice and smooth, stirring in between if needed.
  2. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and a handful of fresh parsley if desired.  Makes a great dip for vegetables, pita or your favourite crackers.

homemade hummus

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16 Comments on “Hummus”

  1. Gay

    Mmmm nom nom.
    Love hummus.
    I found the best tahini sesame paste I’ve ever tasted
    at Superstore. In the aisle that needs an interpreter.
    Green plastic jar 430 ml / 15 fl oz.
    Alwadi is the brand. From Beirut, Lebanon!
    Only 100% ground sesame seeds

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  3. Margaret

    Just finished making my 3rd batch. Great easy recipe! This time I added chili paste for a bit of kick. Thanks!

  4. Rachel

    For a great flavour variation, throw in a couple of roasted red peppers. Turns a lovely pink colour.

    Also you can keep homemade hummus much longer than 2-3 days as there are I no ingredients in it that spoil quickly.

  5. Shelley

    Excellent recipe Tori! Maybe it’s the bit of Chicken Broth that just adds that little extra flavour.
    Thank You…

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