5 from 3 votes
Hummus Recipe
Healthy Hummus recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
8 mins

This Healthy Hummus recipe, is light, creamy and delicious! Great for party dips or sandwich filling. Smooth, fresh and easy to make, give it a try and ditch the store bought hummus!

Course: Appetizer, dip
Cuisine: greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: healthy dip, homemade hummus, hummus, party dip
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 133 kcal
Author: Jaden Hair
  • 15 ounce can chickpeas garbanzo, rinsed and drained well
  • juice from 1 lemon about 1/4 cup
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1-2 cloves garlic very finely minced
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • minced fresh parsley
  1. In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, salt, garlic and yogurt. Process for 1 minute, then open the food processer and scrape the sides. Process for another minute.
  2. While the processor is running, pour in the olive oil. Taste and check for smooth consistency.
  3. If the hummus is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of water.
  4. Just before serving, sprinkle with smoked paprika, fresh parsley and drizzle with additional olive oil.
Recipe Notes

Store-bought lemon juice always tastes stale and sad, and it will make your hummus taste stale and sad. Buy lemons and your humus will taste fresh and delicious. 

This is another trick from Solomonov—if you mince the garlic in the food processor or blender with the lemon juice and let that mixture rest for a few minutes, the garlic will lose its harsh, raw bite and mellow out. 

Sprinkle on top some Sesame seeds or seeded spice blend, such as dukkah.

Instead, dusting fiery spices like cayenne and chili pepper powder onto your hummus will lend it a whole lot of bite and health benefits. Capsaicin, the compound that gives piquant peppers their sought-after heat, has been linked to everything from preventing cardiovascular disease to decreasing appetite and boosting metabolism.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Hummus recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 493mg21%
Potassium 125mg4%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 167IU3%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.