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How-To Make Hummus (Video)

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If you came into my kitchen and opened up my fridge I could just about guarantee that you would find some hummus in there!

It’s a staple around here.  We eat it often.

And although it’s not always homemade, every time I make it from scratch I’m always left thinking the same thought.

“Man, this is so easy! Why don’t I make hummus more often?!”

This recipe is packed with flavor and really rich.  It’s my fave but sometimes when I want to lighten it up a bit, I’ll cut back on the oil and/or tahini a bit and add in a little extra water.

Definitely not as rich but still packed with flavor.

Once you’ve got this base recipe down you can add in lots of different flavors and ingredients.  A few of my favorites are roasted peppers, artichokes, and kalamata olives (BUT not all together;)!

What about you?!  Have you ever tried making hummus before?!  What are some of your favorite flavors?!

Clean Eating Hummus

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 fat clove of garlic
  • 15oz. can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • Fat pinch of Kosher salt
  • 3-4 tbsp. of water


Place garlic clove in a food processor and pulse until broken down.

Add garbanzo beans, tahini, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, and salt.  Blend until well combined and you have a nice thick paste.

Slowly blend in water until you find a nice light fluffy consistency.  Enjoy!

Makes about 1 cup.

2 tbsp: Calories: 129; Total Fat: 9.5g; Saturated Fat: 1.1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrate: 11.7g; Dietary Fiber: 3.8g; Sugars: 1.3g; Protein: 3.8g

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16 comments on “How-To Make Hummus (Video)

  1. Try thinning you hummus with the reserved ‘bean juice’ from the can instead of evoo or water.

  2. You are awesome! Love this video – thank you for posting!! You’ve been in my thoughts – like everyday! You’re the good angel on the other side of my shoulder saying “love yourself” – thank you! xoxo

  3. Oooh I hardly ever make hummus because I nearly always prefer store bought. SO weird right!? But I think I probably just havent found the right recipe yet. I’ll give this a try! xox

  4. Thanks for posting this! How long will hummus keep in the fridge?

  5. Hi Dani! LOOKS GREAT- how long will the hummus keep for in the fridge?

  6. The best tasting hummus and the easiest I’ve ever made!!!! Can’t stop making it!

  7. I’m using dried chickpeas instead of canned. I’m soaking them in water right now. I can’t wait to try it!

  8. Hi Dani! What would you put together to make a sweet version of hummus? Thanks! 😀

  9. Thanks for posting this

  10. I don’t have tahini.. Can I skip it? 

  11. I’m sorry..  Didn’t get that..
    Eland???  I have almond & cashew butter only..

  12. Ohhh 
    U mean almond?

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