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Homemade Hummus

Did you know January is also Veganuary? The goal is for the month of January you cut out all animal products. I saw the advert on Instagram and thought I would see how far I got. I didn’t get very far cutting out all animal products but I am 15 days meat free. What I have managed to do is to try out a whole lot of new plant based recipes, including this homemade hummus.

Cameron and I eat chickpeas at least twice a week and David can eat a tub of hummus for lunch so I have been looking for a more affordable, healthy way to eat chickpeas. These little legumes are a great source of protein and pretty versatile and quick to cook. Fry them up in some curry paste/powder and you have a delicious curry ready in minutes. Perfect for when we need healthy meals in a hurry.

I generally just grab the tinned chickpeas but I tried out the raw chickpeas and I will never buy the tins again!!

It does take a few days to soak and cook the raw chickpeas but it is so worth it because they taste better and it works out more affordable.

Cooking raw chickpeas

If you have got raw chickpeas, follow these steps on how to cook them.

Step 1: Place the chickpeas in a large bowl and cover well with water. They will expand so make sure you add enough water. Soak them for a minimum of 8 hours, the longer the better. Rinse the water a few times while they are being soaked.

Step 2: Drain the chickpeas and then place in a large pot – for every one cup of chickpeas add 3 cups of water. Bring to the boil and let it simmer for 2-3 hours or until they have reached the softness you want. It can take longer than 3 hours.

Step 3: Drain all the water off and dry them on a towel or on a baking sheet. Once dry store in a glass jar.

When I was looking for recipes for hummus I discovered that you can really just use anything to make hummus. Once you have the basic recipe mastered you can start adding different flavors like avocado, sun-dried tomatoes and more.

Easy Homemade Hummus | HarassedMom

Homemade Hummus

Course Appetizer, Snack


  • Food processor


  • 1.5 cups chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 TBSP oil – I used coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • water
  • salt


  • Mix the tahini, lemon juice and oil in a food processor until creamy.
  • Add the chickpeas and garlic and blend. Slowly add the water, blending after each addition. Keep adding water until it is the right consistency for you.
  • Add salt to taste.
Keyword chickpeas, hummus, vegan, vegetarian

This came out better than any store bought hummus we have tried. This is such a great snack to have in the fridge. You can spread it on crackers, bread or enjoy it with fresh veggies or just eat it out the jar as is! It is high in protein and if you make it from scratch, free from nasties.

Have you made hummus before? What favors do you add?


  1. Monica
    17 January, 2020 / 6:13 am

    I’m always in the mood for hummus. I like it as a spread on a wrap.

  2. 17 January, 2020 / 5:23 pm

    Homemade hummus is the BEST! This recipe looks great, I will try it!

  3. 17 January, 2020 / 5:55 pm

    Oh man! I love hummus. I didn’t realize it was so easy to make.

  4. 17 January, 2020 / 8:09 pm

    Yum! I used to make homemade hummus and it was always such an easy and delicious option. I need to try your recipe out. Looks really yummy.

  5. Emily
    17 January, 2020 / 9:31 pm

    I have made my own hummus before. It is easy and so good. I have a hard time paying a lot of money for it now.

  6. 18 January, 2020 / 4:57 am

    We love hummus and eat tons of it in our house. I’ve haven’t made it from dried chickpeas yet. This recipes looks so simple and good. I’m excited to try it.

  7. 19 January, 2020 / 4:17 am

    I haven’t made homemade hummus in a long time. It is so good! My kids love hummus, and it’s a great snack.

  8. Luna S
    19 January, 2020 / 4:28 am

    This sounds pretty delicious and doesn’t seem that hard to make, I will have to try this out!

  9. 20 January, 2020 / 7:35 pm

    I love Hummus, it’s one of my favorite snacks with pretzels.

  10. Jessa
    20 January, 2020 / 7:42 pm

    I have never tried to make my own hummus, but boy does this look yummy!!

  11. 20 January, 2020 / 8:03 pm

    I have never tried making my own hummus but I guess it’s pretty easy and worth the effort. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Will go out later today to grab some ingredients.

  12. 21 January, 2020 / 11:37 am

    Ohh, I wil do the receipe today. I was looking for a good one, and yours looks super delicious.

  13. 7 March, 2020 / 6:34 pm

    I’ve had a similar recipe and wanted to try it for years but have never found tahini. Eventually last month a friend told me that there’s a recipe on the WW dry chick peas which doesn’t use Tahini, I made it and it was pretty good.


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