November 5, 2019
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This Mediterranean style hummus comes together in less than 5 minutes! This recipe for authentic Greek Hummus is quick, delicious, and pairs perfectly with so many of my favorite snacks, lunches and dinner recipes.
Every time my dad comes to visit, we make Hummus. His “Greek” recipe is so delicious, it tastes authentic. “Of course, it’s authentic! It’s Greek!” he says.
Having both my mom and stepdad over is a bit comical, almost like the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding. My mom, the Spaniard, tries to tell him to use more or less olive oil or garlic, etc. He says: Hummus is Greek. Don’t mess with the ingredients. This is his recipe, and I have to say, he’s right. There’s nothing like traditional, Greek Hummus. The store-bought versions simply don’t compare!
Have you ever thought to yourself “what is hummus made of?”. You’re not alone! So many of us love hummus, but don’t quite know what to mix together to make this amazing dip.
To make this Authentic Greek Hummus, you’ll need:
- Canned chickpeas
- Olive oil
- Ground Cumin
- Garlic cloves
- Ground Pepper
Authentic Hummus Recipe
If you can use a blender, you can make your own Hummus. Seriously, it’s that easy! Don’t believe me? This recipe literally comes together in two simple steps.
- Pulse the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, oil, cumin and garlic in a food processor or blender for 1 minute
- Thin with water, adding it slowly to the blender & season with Salt/Pepper to taste.
See? So easy! And once you’ve made this recipe, the possibilities are endless! I love keeping a batch of homemade Hummus on hand in the fridge for my kids to snack on through the week. This Hummus recipe even makes it’s way into homemade bistro boxes throughout the week, which I use for school and healthy office lunches.
How to Make Hummus in the Blender
Making hummus in the blender is very easy, just like you saw in the video! I like to place all liquids at the bottom and then the more solid ingredients at the top to help the blender make a smooth hummus dip.My favorite blender is the Blendtec Blender. I’ve purchased three of them; one for my house, one for the studio where I film all our videos, and one for my parents as a gift.
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How to Use Hummus
Lunch is one of my favorite times of day to enjoy Hummus. While there are lots of different ways to do it, I share 5 favorite Hummus recipes for lunch in the video below. Watch how easy it is to pull one of these easy lunches together.
And it doesn’t stop with these lunches, we also love using Hummus for breakfast, dinner and the best snacks EVER and don’t get me started on epic hummus platters.
Check out these recipes using Hummus:
- Greek Nachos
- Hummus Stuffed Avocados
- Hummus Wraps
- Chicken and Hummus Bistro Box
- Hummus Spinach Dip
- Hummus Crostini Appetizer
- Hummus Stuffed Celery Stalks
- Hummus Tostadas
- Hummus Veggie Club
- Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Chicken
- BLT Hummus Cups
Yep, Hummus is a staple at our house, which is why you’ll see it frequently pop up as a recipe ingredient in the MOMables meal plans.
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More Hummus Recipes
While we’re talking about snacking on Hummus, I can’t help but share these last few recipes. My dad always keeps to the perfection of the classic Mediterranean Hummus dip, but I’ve gotten a little creative with my own Hummus recipes through the years. If you’re ready to try something new, I recommend these:
Seriously, you can’t go wrong with any of these. But first, I’ll leave you with the recipe that started it all – our Classic Greek Hummus.
Greek Hummus Recipe
- 2 14- ounce cans chickpeas drained and rinsed
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- 1 ¼ cups water
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- In a food processor or blender, combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, oil, cumin, and garlic. Mix for 1 minute.
- Begin to thin with the water, adding it in slowly until you reach the thickness/consistency you like. Season with the salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
OBSESSED with homemade hummus. I want to eat it by the spoonful!
Is there an alternative to tahini? It’s not regularly available in the groceries in my country.
Hi Mia, while tahini is a staple ingredient for hummus, you can swap it for equal parts peanut butter, sunflower butter, and Greek yogurt. The taste won’t be the same but it will still have a creamy texture.
what makes your hummus greek?
MOMables - Laura
It’s my dad’s recipe and he’s Greek.
I made this hummus recipe at home this week to meal prep. It’s the best recipe I’ve tried so far. It reminds me of the recipe from a local Greek restaurant in our own.
Hi! love the idea of making my own but I like to use dried beans instead of canned. Is it necessary to use the canned? or how many cups of rehydrated beans would this recipe use? Thank you.
One cup of dry beans, soaked and cooked, should be enough. Enjoy!
Delicious!! Thank you for the recipe…It’s wonderful. I love it, my kids love it and my husband does too! Super Easy and super tasty!
I’m so happy to hear that!
We love hummus at our house and I would love to try this one out. But every time I make a batch of hummus the garlic tastes and smells really strong by the next day. Do you have any tips to help me out?
For this recipe, omit the fresh garlic and add in 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder. If it’s not enough garlic, add 1/8th tsp at a time.
Kelly @ The Nourishing Home
This is such a favorite! I make it at least twice a month and share it frequently on my meal plans! YUM! Thanks so much for sharing! Blessings, Kelly
thank you kelly! hummus… where do I begin telling you how much I love it!??
What do you usually top the hummus with (like the one on the picture)? So excited to try this recipe.
Hi Ryl, I like to keep hummus toppings simple so it’s either nothing or if I want it to look extra nice I add a few extra chickpeas, a drizzle of olive oil, and a dash of smoked paprika.