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Homemade Hummus Dip


I love to feed my kids healthy snacks that they don’t know are healthy.  I am kinda sneaky that way.  They have hit that stage of childhood where they eat …constantly.  I am not sure how their metabolism works, but I wish mine was on overdrive like theirs is.

One of their favorite snack is chips (any kind); Plain, with dip, with salsa…you name it.  I decided to see what they would do with Hummus, but it is kinda of expensive for the pre-made dip. So I made my own.  It was a huge it, and great for dipping veggies too!

Homemade Hummus Dip

A quick and easy homemade Hummus dip that the whole family will love!
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes


  • 3 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 Can drained Garbanzo Beans
  • up to 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika


  • Mince garlic in blender or food processor.
  • Blend in beans, adding water in small amounts, until pureed (may not use all of water).
  • Add tahini, lemon juice, vinegar, cumin, and salt.
  • Add more water if needed, for desired consistency.
  • Place in serving dish; then drizzle with oil and sprinkle with paprika.
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  1. 5 stars
    I love hummus. I make one similar to yours and also make one where I add roasted red peppers into it. Yummy. Even the kids love it. We put it on sandwiches, use it as a dip for veggies, crackers, etc. It’s a good thing to have available.

  2. 5 stars
    My 13 and 15 yr old boys LOVE hummus! I am a frugal (aka cheap) mom who just last night at the grocery store said “no hummus today” to one of my boys. Thanks for this do-it-yourself version that not only will make enough to last a couple of days-but looks tastier and healthier!

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe sounds delicious! I’ve only made homemade hummus once before, but I’m definitely going to try this recipe. I love the idea of making your own hummus, since the store bought variety can be so costly (even after coupons and store sales sometimes)! I linked to this recipe in my blog post today, because it sounds so delicious!

  4. 5 stars
    I love hummus! I’ve never made it homemade, but did make falafel homemade once. It took forever but was super delicious! I’m ready to try a box mix falafel I bought at the Co-op in Iowa City. I’ll have to try to make hummus whenever I get a decent blender or food processor

  5. 5 stars
    I love hummus, and homemade is way better than store-bought. If I can make a suggestion though–hummus is even better with lots and lots of lemon! We use at least two wole lemons. Not as frugal but super tasty 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    We recently tried adding a bit of greek yogurt (up to 1/4 cup or so per can of garbanzos) to our hummus blend and loved it! It makes the hummus fluffy and super creamy.

  7. 5 stars
    I would love to make hummus at home, but where do i get tahini, i have all the other things already.

  8. 5 stars
    We can’t wait to try this! Here is a suggestion based on my past failures at homemade hummus: Wait to add your water until the very end, or you may end up with too much liquid after it sits a while. You might find yourself blotting it with a towel before eating it! Not the end of the world, but a hassle none the less. God bless!

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