A classic and the best hummus recipe that you can make in just 5 minutes. Dip a chip or fresh raw vegetables and enjoy it with individual portions. 

Hummus is one of the best snacks to keep in your fridge, in my opinion. Because in addition to enjoying it with chips or pita bread, fresh raw vegetables taste great when dipped in hummus.

Don’t you agree? Isn’t it a good way to eat more vegetables?

The Best Hummus Recipe is A Classic!

You can certainly get creative with your hummus by adding extra ingredients in it. Take the Smoky Chipotle Hummus as an example, a couple chipotle peppers in adobe sauce makes a huge difference. However, in this post, I included a very basic, yet probably the best hummus recipe I’ve ever come across. You seriously can’t go wrong with this recipe!

How To Enjoy The Best Hummus Recipe

As mentioned, other than enjoying hummus with chips, I like dipping vegetables in it and I recommend you give it a try if you haven’t yet.

Vegetables to Dip In Your Hummus

Here is a list of the vegetables for your hummus. This is not a complete list. Feel free to add your favorite vegetables onto your plate.

  • Thinly sliced radish
  • Celery
  • Baby carrots
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Broccoli florets
  • Mini sweet peppers
  • Sliced cucumbers

Separate The Hummus in Small Portions

This recipe makes about 2 1/2 cups of hummus. You can separate the batch into 5 half-cup portions and pack up one portion each day to snack on at work.

If you want to serve hummus to your guests, the individual portions will allow your guests to enjoy this healthy appetizer without having to share it with anyone.

If you would like to learn more about hummus and how to get fancy and sophisticated with your hummus, check out this ultimate hummus guide. Don’t worry – the fanciest hummus still only takes 5 minutes to make.

Now, I would love to hear from you. How did you make your hummus and what food did you dip into it? Leave a comment below and let’s get some new ideas.

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Best Hummus Recipe

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  • Author: Sharon Chen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: Gluten Free, Vegan
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
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A classic and the best hummus recipe that you can make in just 5 minutes. Dip it chip or fresh raw vegetables and enjoy!


  • 1 (15-oz) can chickpeas, NOT drained
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 510 drops hot sauce (optional)
  • Chopped fresh parsley and paprika for garnishing


  1. Place all ingredients except parsley and paprika into a food processor. Blend until smooth.
  2. Dish and garnish with a little more olive oil, parsley, and paprika. Enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 505
  • Sugar: 9.4g
  • Sodium: 416mg
  • Fat: 23.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 57.4g
  • Fiber: 17.1g
  • Protein: 20.7g

About the Author

Sharon Chen is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, an author and a sous vide fanatic who believes food not only brings healing but also connection. As the creator of StreetSmart Kitchen, she's on a mission to help you find balance, ease, joy, and simplicity in the kitchen as you improve your well-being.