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Best Ever Hummus

This recipe for hummus is so simple and so versatile! You can serve it plain, with just a little olive oil drizzled over the top, or dress it up with whatever toppings you desire!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 12 people


  • 2 15.5-oz. cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup tahini paste well stirred
  • 2 Tbsp. additional tahini past well stirred
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 1 ½ - 2 fresh lemons
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 ½ tsp. Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin Smoked Paprika can be used instead of the cumin
  • Good Olive Oil for drizzling
  • ½ cup ice water with ice


  • In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the drained chickpeas with the tahini paste, fresh lemon juice, minced garlic, Kosher salt & ice water until smooth.
  • If needed, you can add additional ice water, one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  • Spread the hummus on a serving plate and drizzle with a little bit of the olive oil
  • Sprinkle a little more of the ground cumin on top (or smoked paprika if you used that instead of the cumin)
  • Add additional toppings as desired