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4 Ingredients homemade hummus

A delicious and easy to make, 4 ingredients homemade Hummus recipe.

Hummus is by far my favourite dips. It is nutritious, tasty, high in protein and versatile in its use. My favourite way to have Hummus is to add it in my salads, which makes my salad dishes rich in protein and more filling.

Some store bought hummus tubs are more clean in ingredients than others, but if you have the ability to make your own then you can use only the ingredients you want and make it suitable for your taste preferences. I think traditionally, Hummus is made with Tahini. And I do love it, but it is also quite a heavy nut butter, as all the others. I don’t think it is necessary to add Tahini, which is why I chose not to. Of course, if you want to add it, then you can do so. The benefit of making your own Hummus is that you can choose what goes in it and the consistency of it.

This recipe is very easy to make and you only need 4 ingredients. Additionally you will need some cold water to make it smoother.

Prepare the chickpeas the night before. Soak them in water and let them stay overnight to expand. The next day, boil them until soft. To make hummus, they need to be very soft and fluffy. You can add some Himalayan salt or baking powder in the water to help with this.

You will also need a food processor or strong blender for this. You

300 gr chickpeas (cooked)
1 lemon
2 standard tbsp of olive oil
2 garlic cloves
200 ml of cold water


  1. Add the chickpeas in a blender and blend until they become like a paste.
  2. Add the water gradually to help it become smoother.
  3. Finally add the garlic cloves and lemon juice and continue to blend. You can make it more like a paste or keep blending and make it quite smooth.
  4. Store it in a glass jar.

Toppings ideas:
If you want to make it extra tasty, you can choose to combine some spices together. For mine, I added some olive oil, garlic, cumin seeds and coriander seeds in a pan and cooked them for about 2 minutes. Then you can add this to your Hummus serving to give it a little extra flavour.