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Simple Classic Hummus

  • Author: The Cabin Diary
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 hour 40 min 1x


Classic hummus recipe for any occasion! You can dress this hummus up with olives, green onions, feta or any toppings of your choice. Perfect to use as a spread or as an appetizer dip.


  • 1516 oz. Can of Chickpeas
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt (you can add more depending on taste)
  • 1/4 tsp. Cumin (optional)
  • Paprika – for serving
  • Parsley – for serving
  • Olive Oil – for serving
  • Chickpea water (keep the water the chickpeas are boiled in for later use)


  • Pour chickpeas in a pot of water and boil for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until chickpeas become soft and tender. Let chickpeas cool to room temperature.
  • After chickpeas have cooled, drain chickpeas (keep chickpea water for later) and place them in your food processor.
  • Add garlic, lemon juice, tahini and cumin if using.
  • Start with pulse for 2 minutes. In between, use a spatula to scrape the edges and then continue to blend.
  • Add some of the reserved chickpea water into the mixture. Keep adding and blending until you get to a consistency you like.
  • Taste test hummus and add more salt if desired. Keep blending until you get a smooth consistency.
  • Serve hummus in dish of your choice and garnish with paprika, parsley and drizzle with olive oil.
  • You can add any other toppings you’d like! Olives, feta, red peppers, etc. and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 min
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


  • Serving Size: 4 people

Keywords: Appetizer, Spread, Hummus, Dip, Mediterranean