The best chickpea hummus recipes! Try traditional and non-traditional options

Do you love vegetable spreads?

Hummus is a delicacy of Levantine origin that is gaining its place in gastronomy all over the world.

Try the chickpea hummus recipes, we have selected 4 of our most popular ones for you!

Want to make tahini sesame paste at home? Not a problem. We have the recipe!

Chickpea hummus

What is hummus? We can say that it is a chickpea spread. It also contains other ingredients that are included in this basic recipe.

This food has an abundance of positives for our body. For example, it helps reduce weight and treat heart diseases.

What will we need

  • 1 can of chickpeas or 1 1/2 cups of cooked chickpeas (which is ¾ cup of dried chickpeas)
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 medium clove of garlic
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup tahini sesame paste (see tip)
  • 2-4 tablespoons of ice water
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of virgin olive oil


  • If you have fresh chickpeas, you will need to cook them.
  • Put the chickpeas in a pan, sprinkle with soda, cover with water and let it cook for about 20 minutes so that the chickpeas are cooked.
  • Meanwhile, mix the lemon juice together with the garlic and salt finely.
  • Wait 10 minutes for the ingredients to settle.
  • Then add the tahini to the blender. Blend until it has a creamy consistency.
  • Add ice water to the paste and mix until smooth.
  • If the tahini is too thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons more water. (In the process of mixing, occasionally scrape the paste off the wall of the mixer).
  • Pour ice water over the cooked chickpeas (about 30 seconds).
  • Add cooked chickpeas, cumin to the paste and mix.
  • Add oil as you go and mix until the hummus has a perfectly smooth consistency.
  • It takes about 2 minutes, so be patient.
  • Alternatively, add another tablespoon (or more) of ice water.
  • Taste to see if additional salt or lemon juice is needed. Alternatively, season and mix for a while longer.
  • Put the finished hummus in glasses or bowls and decorate with your favorite herbs.
  • It will last up to a week in the fridge.

Tips to improve this basic hummus recipe:
Green hummus
Add ¾ cup of any green herbs to the chickpeas.
Hummus with sun-dried tomatoes
Add ¾ cup of sun-dried tomatoes pickled in oil (drained) to the chickpeas.
Hummus with black olives
Add ¾ cup black olives to the chickpeas.
If you like legume spreads , hummus will be a great choice for you!

A plate full of creamy chickpea spread.

Hummus without tahini

Here’s an easy way to make a tahini-free chickpea spread recipe! It is perfectly creamy.

What will we need

  • 1 medium clove of garlic
  • 2 cans of chickpeas
  • 1 large lemon (¼ cup lemon juice)
  • 30 ml liquid from a can of chickpeas or water
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or almond butter or cashew butter)


  • Peel the garlic.
  • Drain the chickpeas and reserve the liquid.
  • Juice the lemon.
  • Chop the garlic until it is fine.
  • Add chickpeas, lemon juice, 30ml liquid, olive oil, kosher salt, cumin and peanut butter.
  • Blend for a few minutes until very creamy.
A delicious spread full of healthy ingredients without tahini.

Homemade hummus with beetroot

Looking for something healthy to bite into? Then we can offer a piece of this excellent chickpea spread. Try this recipe and create a great breakfast, snack or dinner.

What will we need

  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 2 medium pre-cooked beets
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • juice of one medium lemon
  • 2-3 spoons of tahini
  • 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin


  • Dice the beetroot and garlic.
  • Place them in a blender and add the drained chickpeas.
  • Blend for 1 minute, then add lemon, tahini, oil, salt, cumin and blend until creamy.
  • Alternatively, add more tahini or ice water by spoonfuls.
  • Taste to see if more seasoning is needed.
  • You can keep it in the fridge for 4-5 days.
Beautiful pink spread with beetroot.

Israeli hummus with roasted peppers

Have you ever tasted roasted vegetable spread? Isn’t it? It would certainly be a shame not to try it. This hummus recipe deserves a video, so take a look.

What will we need

  • 2 large red peppers
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas (ie 1 cup dried/or canned)
  • 3 tablespoons of tahini
  • lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon ground paprika
  • ½ teaspoon of salt


  • Preheat the oven to 205°C.
  • Wash the red peppers, remove the seeds and cut them into thicker slices.
  • Put them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and brush them with olive oil.
  • Add all the garlic to them (do not peel!), also brush them with oil.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes.
  • After baking, you can peel the garlic.
  • Place all ingredients (except chickpeas) in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Scrape down the sides of the blender occasionally to mix well.
  • Add the chickpeas and mix again.
  • If you want the hummus to be thicker, add tahini, if thinner, add water.
  • Optionally, season with extra salt or lemon juice.
Hummus with red pepper and salty chips.

Recipe for homemade sesame tahini paste

What will we need

  • 3 cups sesame seeds (450 g)


  • Fry the sesame seeds in a pan until golden, stirring constantly, they burn quickly.
  • Transfer them from the pan onto a tray and let them cool.
  • Once they have cooled, pour them into a blender and blend for 5-10 minutes.
  • Be sure to scrape the sesame seeds off the sides of the blender throughout the process.

Tips for serving hummus

Garnish with roasted tomatoes, slices of roasted lemon, roasted pine nuts, sprinkled with turmeric, basil or oregano.

Hummus can also be a great tip for a salad dressing . Just mix it with olive oil, lemon juice and ground paprika.

So, which hummus will you make today?

As you can see, it doesn’t always have to be used only as a spread or dip. As a spread, it is simply great on a crispy piece of pastry.

And if you don’t have fresh bread at home, feel free to use older ones. Let it bake for a while in the toaster. It really pays off to use up your bakery supplies. If you want to know much more about toasters, read toaster selection reviews, advice and tips .

Thanks to him, there is also one of the ways to prepare salmon . Just mix hummus and thyme, rub salmon and bake.

Whichever of the recipes it may be, you certainly don’t have to blame yourself. This protein goodness is healthy. And what more? It’s a fitness diet.

Milan & Ondra

We are both fans of good food and enjoy cooking. On this website, we want to inspire you with traditional, but also less common recipes. We will be happy if you try our recipes and let us know how you liked them. Bon appetite! :)

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