How to Make 5-Minute Hummus

Homemade hummus with paprika sprinkled on top

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Use this homemade hummus as a dip for crackers, a spread for sandwiches and wraps or even thinned with more lemon juice for a delish hummus dressing!


  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup tahini paste
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed and coarsely chopped
  • juice of half a lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • Optional toppings: smoked paprika, lemon zest, dukkah spice, toasted pine nuts, minced roasted red pepper, fresh herbs, Aleppo pepper.


  1. Combine the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, water, and salt in a blender and blend until smooth. If needed add more water a tablespoon or two at a time to thin to desired consistency. taste and season adding more salt if necessary.
  2. Serve topped with desired toppings.


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