Homemade hummus shouldn’t be a chore people! Have you ever opened a $6 tub of grocery store hummus, and thought “I could make this”? And then you did, and it was terrible? Friends, I’m here today with a simple recipe for the tastiest homemade hummus you can make yourself.
I ate a ton of crappy hummus to create this winner. Is that like kissing a lot of frogs before finding your prince? A lot of garlicky garbanzo bean frogs. I’ve been trying to perfect homemade hummus for years. I’d never really gotten it right, and Troy and I have choked down some gross spread during my search for a great recipe.
I own Homemade Pantry and love everything Alana has to say in there. One of the recipes in there is a hummus that the author’s friend makes. I decided to give it a shot and promised myself that I would follow the recipe to a “t”. That was a promise I quickly broke as I struck out on my own. The recipe below is mine, but it was inspired by Homemade Pantry. I will forever be grateful to Alana for finally nudging me in the right direction.
The Best Homemade Hummus
This smoky and creamy hummus has the perfect blend of garlic and spices.
- 1/2 lb dried garbanzo beans/chickpeas or two 15 oz cans (liquid reserved)
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1/8 tsp smoked paprika, plus more for sprinkling on top
- 1/8 tsp sumac, plus more for sprinkling on top
- 1/4 cup tahini
- sesame seeds for garnish
- dried parsley for garnish
(If using dried beans) In a mixing bowl, place dried beans and cover with 4 inches of water. Let soak overnight. Drain the liquid and add the soaked beans to a crockpot. Cover with 3 inches of water and cook on low for 8 hours. After cooking, drain the excess liquid, reserving it.
(If using canned beans) Open the can. Drain. Reserve the liquid.
Add the chickpeas and blend on high, stopping to taste as needed.
Once the hummus is super smooth stop the machine and add the smoked paprika and sumac and pulse a few times.
Store extras in a mason jar, but it's very important that you immediately put some in a bowl, sprinkle sesame seeds, parsley, more smoked paprika, and a tiny bit of sumac on top, and then make a pig out of yourself while you devour it.
I buy smoked paprika at Costco, and if you don’t have a Costco or access to smoked paprika, I weep for you. Seriously, it’s the best. I get a year’s worth at Costco for $4. You NEED this.