Easy Homemade Hummus


Hummus is a versatile and nutritious dip that can be made easily at home. Not only is it cost-effective, but this homemade version is also tailored to be zero points on Weight Watchers PersonalPoints if you skip the tahini. This recipe yields a creamy, flavorful hummus that pairs perfectly with veggies, crackers, or as a spread for sandwiches.


  • 1 can Chickpeas (15 oz, rinsed and drained; reserve aquafaba if desired, about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/3 cup Tahini (optional)
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup Lemon Juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1/4 cup Water (or reserved aquafaba)
  • 1-2 cloves Roasted Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • Kosher Salt (to taste)
  • Additional Garlic (optional, for extra flavor)
  • Paprika (for garnish)

Nutritional Information (per serving, without tahini)

  • Calories: Approximately 50
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 1g

Equipment Needed

  • Food Processor or Blender
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Saucepan (if boiling chickpeas for creamier texture)
  • Colander (for draining and rinsing chickpeas)


Step 1: Prepare the Chickpeas

If you prefer a creamier hummus, follow this additional step:

  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas, reserving the liquid (aquafaba) if desired.
  • Place the chickpeas in a small pot and cover them with water.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to the pot.
  • Bring the water to a boil and let the chickpeas cook for 25 minutes.
  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas thoroughly.

Step 2: Blend the Ingredients

In a food processor or blender, combine the rinsed chickpeas, 1/4 cup of water (or reserved aquafaba), roasted garlic, chili powder, ground cumin, and lemon juice. Add kosher salt to taste.

Step 3: Add Tahini (Optional)

If you are including tahini in your hummus, add 1/3 cup of tahini to the mixture in the food processor. Blend until smooth.

Step 4: Adjust Consistency and Flavor

Taste the hummus and adjust the seasoning as needed. If the hummus is too thick, add a little more water or lemon juice, one tablespoon at a time, until the desired consistency is reached.

Step 5: Final Touches

For extra flavor, you can add more roasted garlic or fresh garlic to the hummus and blend again.

Step 6: Serve and Garnish

Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl. Sprinkle paprika on top for a touch of color and flavor.

Additional Tips for Success

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Chickpeas: If you prefer, you can use dried chickpeas that have been soaked and cooked instead of canned chickpeas.
  • Tahini: Substitute tahini with Greek yogurt or skip it altogether to keep the hummus zero points on Weight Watchers.


  • Herbs: Add fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro for a burst of freshness.
  • Spices: Incorporate other spices like smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, or sumac for a unique flavor twist.
  • Toppings: Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, toasted pine nuts, or chopped olives.

Storage and Shelf Life

Store your homemade hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to one week.


This Easy Homemade Hummus is not only delicious and healthy but also incredibly simple to make. With a few basic ingredients, you can whip up a large batch of hummus that is perfect for snacking, spreading, or serving at your next gathering. Enjoy the creamy texture and rich flavors of this versatile dip, tailored to fit your dietary needs and preferences.