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Homemade Hummus

Here's a delicious, easy, and healthy Homemade Hummus recipe using toasted sesame seeds and garlic.
Categories Clean, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
Difficulty Easy
Keyword how long does fresh hummus last, how long does homemade hummus last, how long is homemade hummus good for
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 150 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef


  • 1 1/2 cups chickpeas AKA garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice approx. 1 large lemon
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp tamari or low sodium soy sauce
  • 3-4 tablespoons water as needed
  • paprika for garnish
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds for topping


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add the drained chickpeas or garbanzo beans, freshly squeezed lemon juice, tahini, a small clove of garlic, olive oil, ground cumin, sea salt, and tamari (or low sodium soy sauce will work, too).
  2. Blend together until smooth. Depending on the texture you’re looking for, you’ll probably need to add a little water to the mixture to get it to get very smooth. I usually need to add 2-3 tablespoons, but I add them one tablespoon at a time to be safe.
  3. To make the toasted sesame seeds, just heat a skillet over medium heat and add the sesame seeds. Toss pretty consistently for 4-6 minutes, or until they turn golden brown - watch them closely so they don't burn.
  4. To serve the hummus, drizzle a little olive oil over the top, followed by the toasted sesame seeds and sprinkle of paprika.
  5. Enjoy with baked pita chips, carrot sticks, or even use as a spread.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Hummus
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 61
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.8g10%
Saturated Fat 0.9g5%
Sodium 145.5mg6%
Carbohydrates 17.4g6%
Fiber 3.6g14%
Sugar 2.8g3%
Protein 6.2g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.