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Basic Hummus Recipe


I use an immersion blender to make this Basic Hummus recipe.  It makes clean up a breeze – plus, you can store the hummus in the container that it gets blended in.

Have fun with this recipe! If you like a really garlicky hummus, add more garlic. Try adding a little ground cumin for warmth or a little olive oil for richness.  Regardless of what flavours you add, this is a great recipe to work with as a base.
Basic Hummus made using an immersion blender
Basic Hummus

Basic Hummus


1 can (19 oz/540 mL) chickpeas, drained (or 2 cups of cooked chickpeas)
¼ cup tahini
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1 fully juiced lemon)
3 tablespoons warm water
1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
½ teaspoon salt


  1. Place all the ingredients in a high-sided container. With an immersion blender, blend the ingredients until smooth.

Hummus Tip:

  • Using an immersion blender makes cleanup a breeze because the hummus can be stored in the container it gets blended in, reducing the number of things to wash.
  • Add an extra tablespoon of water if the hummus seems too thick.
  • If you don’t have an immersion blender, use a food processor or blender to blend all the ingredients into a smooth puree.

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