A homemade hummus recipe may seem to be quite easy, but wait you still need some secret tips to make a perfect silky and creamy chickpea dip.  Hummus is actually a dip made with mushy chickpeas, tahini, and garlic. It is a must-have side dish at almost every Mediterranean meze, although it resembles to baba ganoush in making but totalu different in taste. In past years, many brands offer ready-to-eat hummus but all it lacks is a traditional flavor and texture. Today after attempting many tries stepshowto is here to share a traditional style hummus recipe with a lot of secret tips and tricks.

Hummus Recipe

  • Preparation time:  30 minutes
  • Cooking time:  10 minutes
  • Total time:  40 minutes
  • Type:  Appetizer
  • Cuisine:  Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Yield: 3 Servings
  • Calories: 150 kcal
Hummus Ingredients
  • Boiled chickpeas 3 cups
  • Tahini paste ⅓ cup
  •  Olive oil 1 cup
  • Minced 2 garlic cloves 1 to 2
  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp
  • Ice cubes 3-4
  • Sumac 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Directions For Making Hummus

Boil Chickpeas

When you start to make hummus recipe, the first tip you should keep in mind, to use fully cooked chickpeas. The more chickpeas are mushy the more hummus will turn creamy. Take three cups of chickpeas and boiled them for 30 minutes on medium high heat. If you are using canned chickpeas then I will suggest to simmer them for 10 minutes in hot water. The tenderness of chickpeas is most important thing to make a perfect hummus.

boil chick peas

Peel off the Skin

Once the chickpeas are boiled, strain the hot water. Then put the boiled chickpeas in a bowl full of fresh water to peel off their skin. Take a hand full of chickpeas and rub them in your hands to get rid of their skin. Following the same procedure repeat the step with all of the chickpeas.

peel off skin

Add Lemon Juice, Minced Garlic, & Spices

Once the chickpeas are prepared for hummus, lets start making it. Take a food processor and pour lemon juice in it. Then add minced garlic, sumac and salt into the food processor.

add lemon juice, garlic and spices- hummus

Blend Them

Now blend them together on low speed for 30 seconds or until well combined.

blend it- hummus

Pour Tahini & Blend

Secondly, pour tahini paste into the blender and  blend it over medium speed for a minute. Make sure to use good quality organic tahini as the taste of the recipe depends upon the quality of tahini paste.

_add tahini and blend it

Add Chickpeas, Olive Oil & Blend

Then add chickpeasand olive oil into the processor and blend them for 5 minutes on medium speed.

add olive oil, chickpeas,, and blend

Add Ice & Blend

Lastly, while blending the paste for a minute add ice cubes into the processor. Ice will make your hummus silky and smooth. Blend it until the ice complelety melts into the paste.

_add ice and blend it

Dish out & Garnish

Then dish out the hummus in a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves, olive oil, and summac. It will go delicious with homemade pita bread.



  • While boiling chickpeas, if you add a teaspoon of baking soda in ater then your chickpeas will not only boiled in less time but also skin will peel off on their own.
  • For a variation you can add beetroot pulp, mint, or even roated potatoes into the hummus recipe.
  • You can also use water of canned chickpeas for achieving perfect consistency.


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