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The BEST Easy Hummus Recipe Ever!

  • Author: gimmie


This easy and fast hummus recipe will be your favorite! Hummus is a Smart Carb! This hummus recipe is a perfect “Smart Carb” in the Nutrisystem daily meal plan.


  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 24 tablespoons cold water, or more if needed to allow tahini to blend thoroughly
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • juice of 1 lemon (aka 2–3 tablespoons)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • optional toppings: extra drizzle of olive oil, chopped fresh parsley, sprinkle of ground sumac or paprika, toasted pine nuts


  1. To food processor, add: tahini, cold water, olive oil, cumin, salt, garlic and lemon juice. Puree until smooth (3-4 minutes).
  2. Add chickpeas. Puree until smooth (3-4 minutes). Stop after 2 minutes and scrape sides of bowl to mis thoroughly. If too thick, add another tablespoon of water.
  3. Season with additional salt, cumin, and/or lemon juice if needed.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with your desired toppings.  Or transfer to a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.