Classic Hummus Recipe

Classic Hummus Recipe

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May I say that I am in love with hummus? So much so that I make a huge batch and freeze it in snack-size containers, making it easy to always have on hand. I try not to buy the prepacked hummus because I believe fresh is always best but if you catch me at a time when I don’t have hummus in the fridge or freezer then I most likely will go out and get some.

One of my favorite brands of hummus is Pita Pal. They have tons of organic varieties to choose from and guess what, they are a Houston-based company which I love because I’m a BIG believer in supporting local businesses.

To me, hummus should be creamy with a hint of garlic and lemon. This classic hummus recipe is my go-to recipe and can be modified to your liking.

Use it for snacks, parties, and potlucks, it’s great for any occasion.

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Classic Hummus Recipe

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The classic hummus recipe is perfect for potlucks or parties. Enjoy it with some fresh cut veggies or pita chips.

  • Author: Vanessa Cassani
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 120
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes


  • 1 cup chickpeas (dry) or 2 cups cooked
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 tahini
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp Himalayan Sea Salt
  • 2 lemons (squeezed)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cumin


  1. Soak chickpeas overnight.
  2. In a medium pot, add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil, then add soaked chickpeas. (Add more water if needed)
  3. At medium temperature, bring chickpeas to a boil for an hour and a half, then reduce to a low temperature for 30 minutes.
  4. Drain chickpeas, saving one cup of it water for hummus. (1 cup dried yields 2 cups cooked)
  5. In a blender or food processor add chickpeas, tahini, water, olive oil, sea salt, garlic, lemon juice, cumin. Pulse until smooth and creamy!


  • Fresh chickpeas hold more nutrients and are much more flavorful, but this recipe also works with canned chickpeas.
  • This hummus recipe is perfect for freezing, double the ingredients and make prepackaged snacks for weeks!

I hope you enjoy this recipe just as much as we do. If you do try this recipe, let us know what you think! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to take a picture and tag me on Instagram @LiveSimplyNatural! I love to see what you come up with :)




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I’m Vanessa

vegan Chef, Coach, Mama of two

A believer that the body is not an ornament but a vessel for our deepest healing. When we learn to listen we create more opportunities for our own wisdom to resurface and be heard. Here we strive to create resources to support this way simple way of living.


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