The Best Hummus Recipe Ever: You’ll Never Go Back To Buying Hummus

Hummus in bowl on platter of whole wheat pita
This simple hummus recipe can be made with whatever toppings you love.

You’ll Never Go Back To Buying Hummus

After you try this outrageously delicious and simple hummus recipe, you probably won’t want to eat store-bought hummus again. It’s creamy and smooth with just the right garlicky tanginess. This versatile chickpea dip can serve as a sandwich spread as well as being an irresistibly delicious dip for pita wedges and crackers. What’s more this dip works well with veggies too. Not only that, it’s super budget friendly when you make it with dried chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans.

Budget Friendly Ingredients

You’ll find the best deals on dried chickpeas/garbanzo beans and tahini in the ethnic foods section in your local supermarket. I like Tamam Tahini the best but you could use any tahini, including homemade tahini. It’s no wonder that hummus is one of the most popular plant based recipes!

This recipe uses economical dried chickpeas. However, there’s no reason you couldn’t do things the super-easy way by using canned chickpeas if you were in a hurry (or just feeling lazy).

Serving Suggestions

For serving, you can top with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, and a handful or fresh herbs, olives, or pine nuts. This recipe is a really great starter or snack. Try it beside some freshly grilled veggies.

Hummus in bowl on platter of whole wheat pita

The Best Hummus Recipe

Hummus is a traditional, nutrient-rich chickpea dip that has its roots in the Middle East. This simple and basic hummus recipe is all you need to create the best hummus ever. It requires just 6 ingredients. You'll be happy to know that this easy-on-the-budget recipe is both delicious and packed with protein. You can dress it up with whatever additions you happen to love. Serve with warm whole-wheat pita bread, tortilla chips or veggies. It can also make any sandwich sing!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 8
Calories 35 kcal


  • 1 Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
  • 1 food processor You can also use a blender


  • 1 cup dried chickpeas you can use a can of chickpeas instead, but they usually have added salt
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup tahini tahini is sesame/sesame oil paste that helps add a creamy texture and nutty taste
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil, herbs, olives, pine nuts any of these is optional


Prepare chickpeas

  • place 1 cup of dried chickpeas in Instant Pot
  • Add 3.5 cups of water
  • Use the Beans/Chili function or set Pressure Cook for 45 minutes- It's better to cook the chickpeas for too long. Let it release pressure on its own.
  • Allow to chick peas to cool

Make the hummus

  • Add all ingredients to the bowl of the food processor or blender
    Hummus recipe ingredients in food processor
  • Blend until smooth
  • Drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with cilantro.
  • Serve with wedges of warm pita, crackers, tortilla chips, or veggies
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