Homemade Hummus (BEST Hummus Recipe)

Homemade Hummus is so creamy, so flavorful, and so healthy too! This is a delicious dip you can get away with eating every single day. Learn how to make hummus with the BEST hummus recipe ever. So easy and it tastes good with just about everything!

Homemade Hummus recipe: hummus on a bowl mixed with olive oil and pine nuts

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Homemade Hummus

Homemade Hummus is easy to make, and it’s a great thing to keep stocked in the refrigerator for snacking. This simple recipe is the best hummus recipe, with plenty of options for flavor variation.

Hummus is one of my favorite things to snack on. It’s creamy, it’s simple, and it’s full of flavor! I could eat this stuff forever, so luckily it’s healthy too. This Homemade Hummus Recipe is just incredibly delicious!

This is the BEST Hummus recipe I’ve ever had, and I can’t stop making it (or eating it). It’s just chickpeas, salt, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, and a few other things for extra flavor. I consider this my base recipe, and it’s fun to get creative and add in different ingredients every time. It’s so good as is, but I like adding in peppers, pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, or whatever my heart desires!

Learn how to make hummus and get to snacking. Warning: you won’t be able to stop eating it!

Try out the Best Hummus Recipe and serve it with pita chips, vegetables, or crackers. It’s the perfect healthy snack and a fun party dip!

A swirl of hummus and olive oil, sprinkled with pine nuts and red pepper flakes

A bowl of homemade hummus next to colorful peppers and crackers

What to Eat With Hummus

This homemade hummus recipe goes with EVERYTHING. It’s almost surprising how versatile this dip is! My go-to when serving hummus as an appetizer or snack is crackers, pita chips, pretzels, and raw vegetables. They’re really just a vehicle for the amazing taste of the hummus, so it all tastes good.

Hummus also makes a great spread on sandwiches, bagels, and tortillas. And believe it or not, apples taste amazing with hummus too. Like I said, so versatile!

Hummus Ingredients

One of my favorite things about hummus is the ability to make it however you want! There are so many creative possibilities and flavor combinations to try out. Use this homemade hummus recipe as a base, then add whatever ingredients you love.

Here are some fun hummus flavor ideas:

  • Roasted Red Pepper
  • Mediterranean Roasted Garlic
  • Chipotle Pepper
  • Everything Bagel seasoning
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, sage, Herbs de Provence)
  • Toasted Pine Nuts Olives: black or green
  • Chopped Figs
  • Chopped Artichoke/Spinach
  • Crispy shallots
  • Dried onion rings
  • Caramelized onions
  • Black Beans
  • Sundried Tomato
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapeno
  • Hot Bacon

A bowl of the best hummus recipe

The flavors of Israel

I came back from Israel last Fall on a total high of emotions. I had never been to any Middle Eastern country, and to say I was blown away and in love with the land would be an absolute understatement. There were so many magical experiences that I wouldn’t trade for the world, and I cannot wait to go back. I went with a group from Vibe Israel and had nothing but an epic experience.

Some of my favorite experiences while in Israel included:

  • Visiting the Goat Farm of legendary dairy farmer Shai Seltzer 
  • Touring the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Seeing the beaches of Tel Aviv
  • Taking cooking classes with renowned chefs like Nadav Malin
  • Participating in a Shabat Dinner Betzavta (If you visit Israel, getting in touch with this company and setting up an experience is a MUST)
  • Seeing the Israeli countryside and learning to cook traditional meals with Hagit Lidror
  • Amazing food and drink at EVERY turn. EVERRRRY turn. (Like Hummus and Pita Bread!)
  • Meeting the PEOPLE. There is so much to learn from visiting other places and meeting new people. I cry every time I think about my visit to Israel and what it meant to me

I so hope each and every one of you has the opportunity to visit Israel. It’s a welcoming place with thousands of years of culture and quite possibly the best food you will EVER EAT IN YOUR LIFE. I don’t say that lightly! You can read more about my trip with Vibe Israel to Jeruselum and Tel Aviv (<– Click to read all about my trip!)

A bowl of hummus sprinkled with pine nuts

How long does hummus last?

Homemade hummus will generally keep for 1 week when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Can you freeze hummus?

If you want to make a BIG batch of hummus, but you’re not going to eat it all within 1 week, you can easily freeze hummus to save for later. Store it in a freezer-safe container for up to 6 months. When ready to use the hummus, let it thaw in the refrigerator a day before use. I recommend freezing hummus in individual servings rather than one big tub. That makes it easier to grab what you need instead of thawing the whole thing every time.

Is hummus healthy?

Hummus is definitely one of the healthiest dip options, which is great to hear since it’s so delicious! It’s low-calorie, full of plant-based protein (chickpeas!), and it’s loaded with vitamins and nutrients. It’s also good for the heart and the digestive system, so it’s a really good thing to add into your diet.

Sticks of vegetables next to a bowl of hummus

You guys are going to LOVE this hummus recipe. Make up your own flavor combinations and let me know what you tried!

See the recipe card below for details on how to make hummus. Enjoy!

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