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Easy Hummus

This easy hummus recipe is a great appetizer for entertaining or a topping for your meals. It has so much flavor and is easily customizable to your preferences. Naturally gluten free, dairy free and vegan!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Megan


  • 2 cans (3 cups garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 1-2 lemons)
  • zest of half a lemon
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup hot water
  • drizzle of olive oil (for topping)
  • pinch of paprika (for topping)


  • In a food processor, add garbanzo beans, lemon juice, lemon zest, cumin, red pepper flakes, paprika, salt, tahini, olive oil, and garlic cloves.
  • Combine until smooth.
  • Add in small doses anywhere from 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of hot water to reach your desired consistency. Make sure you blend in between each addition. The hummus will set up a bit more in the refrigerator so keep that in mind when you're adding your water.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving to let the flavors meld.
  • Drizzle olive oil on top of the hummus and sprinkle with paprika just before serving.


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 75mg | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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