Easy Homemade Hummus

August 7, 2014


Our refrigerator typically contains at least one form of hummus. In particular, we tend to gravitate toward the plain Trader Joe’s hummus. It can make a great snack or even a light lunch when paired with veggies.

The only problem is that we do not have Trader Joe’s in BC. The closest one is in Bellingham, which is about an hour drive and two trips over the border. Super sucky, right? Because of this, I’ve been making many of my favorite Trader Joe’s staples in house. 

This week, I decided to move onto hummus. After a few stalled attempts to procure tahini, I finally found some in the natural foods section of Fred Meyer. Armed with chickpeas and a new jar of tahini, I was ready. 

The thing about hummus is that it’s super easy to make. At its heart, it’s just pureed beans. That means, much to the delight of those pressed for time, it’s a breeze to whip up. Not to mention, it’s so much more cost effective to make at home. Beans are cheap. The only investment is the tahini (mine was $5 for a 16 ounce jar).

This hummus is adapted from Cooking Light’s Happy-Hour Hummus. It perfectly hits the hummus spot. The texture is smooth and rich with a nice kick of citrus. We added sriratcha to ours for a little added flavor—but it’s also good in it’s original form.


Easy Homemade Hummus
Serves 13
An easy, homemade hummus with a kick of citrus and sriracha.
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 5 tablespoons water
  2. 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  3. 1/4 cup tahini (roasted sesame seed paste)
  4. 3 tablespoons olive oil
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  7. 2 garlic clove, crushed
  8. 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  9. 1-2 tablespoons sriratcha
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Refrigerate for about an hour before serving (helps the flavors come together).
Adapted from My Recipes
Adapted from My Recipes
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