One of the main reasons I wanted a food processor was to make my own hummus.

After a few attempts, I finally found a recipe I was happy with. At first I drained and rinsed the chickpeas. The overall product tasted a bit watery and was definitely missing something.


Cumin really helps make classic hummus, well classic hummus.

Some cayenne for spiciness was useful as well. I got some help from Gimme some oven’s hummus recipe.

In the future I will definitely be making flavored hummus, but for now a classic version is perfect.


1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained (not rinsed!) (I used no-salt added)

1/4 cup chickpea juice (reserve from can)

2-3 tbsp tahini

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 garlic cloves

1/2 tsp cumin

sea salt and pepper, to taste

paprika and/or cayenne for garnish (optional)



Add all ingredients except chickpea juice and garnishes in food processor and blend until smooth. Add in chickpea juice and blend until your preferred hummus texture has been reached.

Add spices for garnish if you wish, then eat!

Refrigerate leftovers.

I really enjoy making my own hummus so that I can control the added oil and salt.



  1. Cody

    This looks amazing. The spices are making my mouth water!

  2. Kai

    Oooo. I’ve made it similarly but without tahini since it’s so expensive and without the cumin. I also add smoked paprika instead to the top. I swear the last time I made it tasted like mashed potatoes! YUM. If only a raw version could taste like that, then I’d be in complete heaven. :)