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By now, you’ve surely seen hummus in all of its varieties at your local grocery store. So why go through all of the trouble to follow a hummus recipe and do it yourself at home? The answer is always flavor!
Store-bought hummus wins for convenience but a homemade recipe is more cost-effective, has less preservatives, and in our humble opinion, is a whole lot tastier! Our hummus recipe is made with a few simple ingredients: chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, spices, and Primal Kitchen avocado oil (use code INSIDER10 for 10% off at Primal Kitchen).
Hummus is a recipe that once you make it yourself, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t start a long time ago. It is super easy to batch ahead of time and make for parties, weekday snacking, and lunch prep.
This is a clean, nutrient-packed source of protein to add into your diet with minimal effort. We hope you enjoy cooking up this hummus recipe!
For more ideas for high-protein snacks, check out our article for 15 ideas (including hummus!) that will help build muscle and keep you full.
- 1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained
- ¼ cup lemon juice more to taste
- ½ tsp fine sea salt to taste
- 1 clove garlic roughly chopped
- ½ cup tahini (we used Trader Joe’s)
- 2-4 tbsp cold water more as needed
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- 1 tbsp Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil
- Drizzle Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil and paprika to garnish
In a food processor, combine the lemon juice, garlic and salt. Process until the garlic is finely chopped, then let the mixture rest for 5-10 minutes.
Add the tahini and blend until the mixture is thick and creamy.
Drizzle in 2 tablespoons of ice water, and blend until the mixture is ultra smooth, pale and creamy.
Add the cumin and drained chickpeas. While blending, add the avocado oil. Blend until the mixture is smooth. Add more ice water by the tablespoon if necessary to achieve a creamy texture.
Scrape the hummus into a bowl and garnish with some avocado oil and paprika.
What is traditional hummus made of?
Traditional hummus made from garbanzo beans (chickpeas), tahini, olive oil, garlic, lemon, and spices.
Is it cheaper to make or buy hummus?
It is much cheaper to make your own hummus. For minimal cost, you can make bigger quantities and customize the flavor to your liking.