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Hummus Recipe

Hummus recipe - Dr. Axe

Total Time

5 minutes



Meal Type



  • 2 cups garbanzo beans, drained
  • ⅓ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • paprika to taste


  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.

What is hummus? It’s a Middle Eastern dip that’s become super common in the States over the past decade. If you walk by the refrigerated section at your local supermarket, you’ll find a myriad of brands and flavors of the stuff being sold — sometimes at exorbitant prices. But did you know that it’s incredibly simple to make your own?

This hummus recipe isn’t flashy. It doesn’t have a long name or fancy ingredients. What it does have is a ton of flavor that’s foolproof to make. Once you try this hummus, you’ll wonder why you ever spent money buying it pre-made.


Start by draining and rinsing the garbanzo beans, aka nutrition-rich chickpeas. You might find them sold as their alter ego, chickpeas. Not only are they tasty, but they also add a ton of healthy benefits, like fiber and protein.

Next, place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until you’ve reached the desired consistency. If necessary, add a bit more benefit-loaded olive oil to keep the hummus smooth and creamy.

I love serving this hummus with raw veggies or gluten-free crackers. It also makes a tasty spread for wraps or sandwiches. But if you eat it with a spoon on its own — well, that’s OK, too!

Josh Axe

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  1. Michelle on

    So excited to try sweet potato brownie recipe on your site. Wondering if I could sub almond flour for coconut flour??

    • Dr. Josh Axe on

      Some people like to add in that liquid at the end over water if the mixture is too thick. I added that because I had a few people dump the liquid and then regret it later.

  2. Ellie Glaeser on

    Minor comment on the recipe above: This is not hummus unless the food product “sesame tahini,” which comes in a jar, is used, along with water to achieve desired consistency. You may add your sesame seeds, but unless you use ground, hulled sesame seeds, this is not hummus, as it is made by millions of people. Thank you.

  3. Tami on

    Thank you so very much for the recipes, supplement line and all of your healthy advice Dr. Axe. You are greatly appreciated!!
    Blessings to you and yours:)

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