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How to Make Homemade Humus?

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How to Make Homemade Humus

How to Make Homemade Humus – Hummus Recipe

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Homemade Humus Recipe

How to Make Homemade Humus

If you don’t follow a vegan diet, I highly recommend trying the "with egg" one. It will be the best hummus you have ever tried because it has become a favorite even among those who do not typically enjoy hummus.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • Raw chickpeas (1 1/2 cups)
  • Olive oil (2 fl oz)
  • Garlic (2 cloves)
  • Baking powder (1 tsp)
  • Lemon (Juice of 2 lemons)
  • Tahini (3 fl oz)
  • Cumin (1 full tsp)
  • Salt to taste

Vegan Topping

  • Cherry tomato (1 medium)
  • Fresh parsley (chopped, 1 tbsp)
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Pickled cucumber (1 small)
  • Olive oil (1 tbsp)

Non-Vegan Topping (The Best Taste)

  • Cherry tomato (1 medium)
  • Fresh parsley (chopped, 1 tbsp)
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Pickled cucumber (1 small)
  • Butter (1 1/2 tbsp)

Non-Vegan Topping to Make It Main Meal

  • Cherry tomato (1 medium)
  • Fresh parsley (chopped, 1 tbsp)
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Pickled cucumber (1 small)
  • Butter (1 1/2 tbsp)
  • Egg (1 egg)


  1. Pre-soak the chickpeas overnight or for at least 4-5 hours. Add 1 teaspoon of baking powder to the soaking water. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Transfer them to a large saucepan, add water, and cook for 45 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine tahini, olive oil, cumin, juice of two lemons, and salt. Finely chop the garlic, add it to the mixture, and mix well.
  3. Once the chickpeas are cooked and softened, drain them. Peel the boiled chickpeas one by one and place them in a food processor with the tahini mixture. Blend until smooth. Transfer the hummus to a serving plate, press the middle with a tablespoon, and draw a circle. Drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil over it.
  4. Create a longitudinal line with paprika and a horizontal line with cumin. Then draw a thin "+" shape over the hummus with spices.
  5. Chop the cherry tomatoes and pickles, and arrange them on the sides of the hummus plate. Wash and chop the parsley, then place it in the middle of the hummus plate.
  6. For the non-vegan topping, heat a small pan and add 1 1/2 tbsp butter. Once melted, add cumin and paprika, mix briefly, and then drizzle the spicy butter over the hummus plate. Serve hot.
  7. To make it a main meal with a non-vegan topping, press the hummus onto a serving plate in the center with a tablespoon, forming a round shape. Arrange the cherry tomatoes and pickles on the sides of the plate. Heat a small pan and add 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter. Fry one beaten egg in the butter. Sprinkle cumin and paprika on top.
  8. Place the fried egg on the hummus. Wash and chop the parsley, then place it in the middle of the plate, right on top of the egg.


If you do not consume all the hummus on the same day, you can store it in the freezer. But in this case, do not add the garlic. You can add the grated garlic before consumption and serve it after mixing.

You can easily peel chickpeas off by rubbing them lightly in the palm of your hand.

If the food processor is struggling, gradually add olive oil or water to reach the desired consistency.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 367Total Fat 27gNet Carbohydrates 19gProtein 10g

Why is Baking Powder Used in Hummus?

Baking powder is not a vital ingredient in the water you soak chickpeas in, but if you already have it in your home, use it because it makes hummus easier to digest and makes it easier to cook.

How to Store Hummus?

Did you know you can keep it in the freezer for months? But there is one important step for it. If you’re going to freeze it, don’t use any garlic when making hummus. After removing the frozen hummus and thawing, add garlic, mix, and serve.

Best Tip for Making Hummus Super Smooth

Yes, it’s a bit boring, but it works! After boiling, peel off all the skins of the chickpeas one by one. This process gives maximum smoothness to hummus.

See Also

250 Cal Turkish Forest Kebab Recipe

Gluten Free Famous Turkish Chicken Wrap Recipe

Vegan Stuffed Peppers with Rice Recipe

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