simple hummus recipe (10 minute meal)

I love the flavors and colors of Mediterranean cooking. Hummus is one of the most simple, yet satisfying snacks and it is so easy to make. The staple ingredient, chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) are a fantastic base for many recipes. Though they have a light flavor, the consistency and the density of chickpeas keep you full, while increasing energy with iron and vitamin B6. Try this 4 ingredient recipe when you want a tasty snack or when you are looking to make use of your chickpea leftovers. I love it because the flavors are simple and not overpowering. I always opt for the taste of fresh lemon over an overpowering garlic flavor, so I prefer my homemade hummus over store-bought every time! #feelingsnacky

Simple Hummus Recipe


Prep & Cook Time:5 minutes


Fresh From the Market:

  • 2 tbsp. Lemon Juice (1/2 a large, fresh lemon)

From the Pantry:

  • 1 1/2 c. Cooked Chickpeas
  • 1/4 c. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Tahini

From the Spice Rack:

  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt

Kitchen Gadgets:

  • Food Processor or Blender
  • Citrus Press or Juicer

Simple Chickpea Hummus Recipe

Cooking Instructions:

  • Put the chickpeas in the food processor and grind until mealy (about 10-20 seconds).
  • Add the olive oil, tahini and lemon juice and blend until smooth (about another 10-20 seconds).
  • Add the sea salt and paprika and blend another few seconds.
Chick Peas in Food Processor.jpg

Hummus with Paprika

  • Scoop the hummus into a serving bowl and you are all set! Tip: if you are entertaining, sprinkle some extra paprika and olive oil on top to make it even more presentable.
  • Have extra chickpeas? Check out this other Baked Chickpeas recipe to make good use of your leftovers!

Jessica Flatley

My mission is to provide ideas and inspiration for the times life hands you a lemon. Learn how to manage a food allergy or intolerance, whether cooking for yourself or eating on the go. Let's turn lemons into lemonade together!