What is a hummus? A delicious spread or dip made from chickpeas, tahini, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice

Classic Hummus

Classic Hummus made with chickpeas, tahini, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice makes the perfect appetizer or sandwich spread for your favorite meal!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Armenian
Keyword Classic Hummus (Homemade in 5 mintues)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 96 kcal
Author Dinner, then Dessert


  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 cans canned chickpeas , drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (or more depending on your taste)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (more for drizzling on top)
  • paprika for garnish
US Customary - Metric


  1. Add the garlic, chickpeas, Kosher salt, tahini, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of olive oil to your food processor and process until it is well combined and has a thick creamy texture. If it is too thick you can thin with additional lemon juice or additional olive oil.
  2. Put into a bowl, and with a spoon make some valleys or rivers in it for some olive oil to get added on top.
  3. Finally garnish with paprika if you'd like.
Nutrition Facts
Classic Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 586mg 24%
Potassium 69mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 8.4%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 2.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.