Super Easy Hummus


Learn how to make homemade hummus with this super easy recipe that only takes minutes. Great with veggies or pita chips. Really it's great with anything!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained, liquid reserved

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 drops sesame oil, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Blend garbanzo beans, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin, salt, and sesame oil in a food processor; stream reserved bean liquid into the mixture as it blends until desired consistency is achieved.

    looking at a bowl full of hummus with some pita chips surrounding it
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I usually end up using about half of the bean liquid, so be sure to reserve it!

Also, I like to let the flavors blend for several hours or overnight before serving this.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

121 Calories
5g Fat
17g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 121
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 501mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 133mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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