Smooth & Creamy Homemade Hummus Recipe

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If you are a regular reader, you know that I must love hummus because I’ve mentioned it in several posts like the Picnic Tips Post and the Greek Dip Post! Of course you could buy your hummus pre-made, but it is so easy to make and so much more flavorful when you control the quality of the ingredients that I’m willing to share my tested recipe with you.

The great thing about it is , it is so versatile you can easily adapt it to your taste. For instance, I love to use Great Northern beans instead of Garbanzo beans for a smoother texture, I have lime infused olive oil that I love to use and I change the seasonings & herbs every time I whip up a jar. If you find your favorite seasoning/herb combination, let us know what it is-maybe it will become our favorite too!

You can use what ever beans you would like in this recipe but I encourage you to give the Great Northern Bean dip recipe a try at least once.  See if you don’t love it as much as I do.


  • 1 19oz can of beans (Great Northern or Garbanzo/Chickpeas)
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • ¼ Cup Tahini (Trader Joe’s has a great brand of this organic sesame paste in a jar)
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 3 Tblsp lime infused olive oil (or regular olive oil)
  • 3 Tblsp water (more if needed to blend easily)
  • Seasonings & Herbs to taste ( I use chives, parsley and thyme.)

Step 1: Rinse & drain beans in a colander.

Hummus Recipe Step 2


Step 2: Add Your Garlic!


Hummus Garlic Addition Step 3


Garlic Press Humus Step 4


Hummus Recipe Step 5Step 3: Add Your Tahini

Step 4: Add your olive oil

Step 5: In a processor/blender combine all of the ingredients and blend well.

Step 6: Season well, taste, doctor to your liking & blend again.

Smooth and Creamy Hummus Recipe

Step 7: Give your kids a healthy, tasty afternoon snack!

I really hope you found this tutorial simple for making your very own homemade hummus recipe!  It might just save a few bucks at the grocery store!

If you have any special variations you add we would love to hear about them in the comments section below!

Special thanks to Rhonda for being a guest contributor and providing this yummy recipe!

Guest Post By Rhonda John


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