Easy Homemade Hummus

    5 minutes

    You can make this easy hummus more or less smooth by adding the reserved chickpea liquid from the tin.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas - drained, liquid reserved
    • 1/2 fresh green chilli, sliced
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced

    Preparation:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. In a blender or food processor, combine chickpeas, green chilli, cumin, lemon juice, garlic and 1 tablespoon of the reserved chickpea liquid. Blend until smooth.

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    Used different ingredients. This houmous was super easy and so good! I'm a "houmous snob" too. I was skeptical about leaving out the tahini. I added a bit more garlic, a tsp of black pepper, a dash of tamari, and a chopped up spring onion to give it some of the flavours of my fave recipe. Great! I'm getting ready to make my second batch. Thanks for the recipe!  -  29 Sep 2008


    Something else. So I had this tin of chickpeas sitting on my shelf and decided to make some houmous. However, it had to be something simple because I didn't have much else. I found this recipe and gave it a try. In all honesty I did stray from Erin's true recipe, but its close enough to say it was a GREAT basis to start with. I added some extra virgin olive oil (rather than the bean liquid) and salt. Instead of the chilli, I added 1 tsp of cayenne pepper. After blending it all, I tasted it, and added a few shakes of spice as necessary. Also, its a good idea to cover this with clingfilm and then allow it to sit in the fridge for at least an hour so that all the flavours can mellow and mix together!  -  29 Sep 2008


    The recipe is easily scalable to much larger amounts. One thing I noticed is that in larger amounts, it started to get a bit too thick for the food processor to handle. My solution was to add a bit of crushed ice and water. It came out creamy and really good. Incidentally, I used dried chickpeas soaked overnight and boiled 3-4 hours instead of tinned.  -  29 Sep 2008