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Ultimate Hummus Dip

Ultimate Hummus Dip

Velvety smooth and creamy with a hint of lemon, garlic, and cumin! That's what hummus should be all about and this ultimate hummus dip comes with the secret formula! 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword best hummus recipe, easy hummus dip, hummus with canned chickpeas
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 229 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 3 cups peeled chickpeas (cooked or canned, if canned, rinse well)
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt (optional for an extra tang, omit if vegan)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, place the chickpeas and pulse them until they all break down and have a fine texture.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients and process until the hummus is smooth.
  3. Taste and adjust with extra salt, lemon, juice, tahini (for thickness), water (for thinning out).

Recipe Notes

  • For a velvety smooth texture, you'll need to peel the chickpeas before pureeing them.
  • Peeled or not, a high-speed food processor will always deliver the best results in terms of texture. 
  • For this recipe, you can use canned or cooked, dried chickpeas. 
  • Don't go overboard with garlic and cumin as those flavors can be overpowering.
  • This recipe is the base of endless variations, so feel free to add olives, red bell pepper or harissa.
Nutrition Facts
Ultimate Hummus Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 204mg9%
Potassium 304mg9%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.