Hummus is a popular dip that has been enjoyed for centuries in Middle Eastern countries. Not only is it delicious, but it also has numerous health benefits. While store-bought hummus is readily available, nothing beats the taste of a homemade classic hummus recipe! It is easy to make and requires few ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Follow this recipe, and you will have a creamy and flavor-packed dip that will be the highlight of your party.


  • 1 cup dried garbanzo beans or chickpeas
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 4 to 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Assorted fresh vegetables
  1. Rinse and sort beans; soak according to package directions.
    Drain and rinse the beans, discarding liquid. Transfer to a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker; add onion, bay leaf and water.
  2. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 12 minutes. Let pressure release naturally. Drain mixture, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Discard onion and bay leaf.
  3. Place the beans, parsley, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, cumin, salt and cayenne in a food processor; cover and process until smooth. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Add enough reserved cooking liquid to achieve desired consistency.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve with vegetables.

Hummus is a versatile and healthy dip that is perfect for entertaining or snacking. Making your hummus at home is a simple and cost-effective way of indulging in this delicious dip. With this classic hummus recipe, you will have a dip that will impress your guests and leave them coming back for more. So, whip up a batch of this creamy and dreamy hummus and enjoy it with your favorite accompaniment!

Nutrition Facts

  • 1/4 cup (calculated without vegetables): 139 calories
  • 10g fat (1g saturated fat)
  • 0 cholesterol
  • 190mg sodium
  • 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 6g fiber)
  • 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

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