A white dish of Homemade Hummus with raw vegetables

5-minute Homemade Hummus

  • Author: Everyday Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 portions 1x


A quick and easy recipe for hummus. Serve with toasted pitta or raw vegetables.

You will need:



  • 400g can cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) tahini
  • 13 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5ml)  salt
  • Juice of 1 lemon (30ml)
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 50ml water



  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas
  2. Juice the lemon
  3. Crush the garlic clove(s) – optional. Your processor or stick blender should do the job

For the Hummus:

  1. Put the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, and salt in a food processor or large bowl and blitz until combined to a thick paste
  2. Add the water and process again
  3. With the motor running, slowly add the olive oil and process until smooth
  4. Adjust seasoning to taste
  5. Spoon into a bowl and serve with toasted pitta or raw vegetable sticks.


Everyday Cooks Tips:


  • Keep in a sealed conatiner in the fridge for 1-2 weeks
  • Freeze for up to 3 months in a plastic box.
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: Eastern

Keywords: healthy snack, packed lunch