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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.

Nutritional Analysis

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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12 Responses to “How-To Make Hummus (Video)”

  1. #
    Marie — May 9, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

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

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      Dani — May 10, 2012 @ 11:19 am

      LOVE this tip Marie!! Definitely gonna give this a try… so smart!

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    Cristina — May 10, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    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

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      Dani — May 10, 2012 @ 11:19 am

      Cristina – You’ve been in my thoughts too! Loving you from a far xox.

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    Em (Wine and Butter) — May 10, 2012 @ 8:58 am

    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

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    Kristen — May 14, 2012 @ 7:57 am

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

  5. #
    Nicole GW — May 17, 2012 @ 6:24 am

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

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    Hadas — July 12, 2012 @ 11:53 am

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

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    Jocelynne — February 22, 2013 @ 12:44 am

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

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    IZA — January 6, 2014 @ 1:04 am

    Hi Dani! What would you put together to make a sweet version of hummus? Thanks! :D

  9. #
    aqsa — May 29, 2015 @ 1:12 am

    Thanks for posting this

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      Dani — June 1, 2015 @ 4:39 pm

      Any time:)

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