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homegirl hummus

homegirl hummus

  • Author: Nyssa Tanner
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1/2 cups 1x


a simple hummus recipe garnished with cucumber, radish, sesame seeds, whole chickpeas, parsley and chili oil.


  • 2 15 oz cans of chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 tsp salt + more to taste
  • 3 tbs lemon juice + more to taste
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • 46 tbs ice water
  • chickpeas
  • finely diced cucumber
  • finely diced radish
  • chopped parsley
  • black sesame seeds
  • chili oil or olive oil
  • flaky sea salt


  1. drain chickpeas, reserving about 1/3 cup of the liquid. rinse well.
  2. set aside about 1/4 cup of the whole chickpeas to use for garnish, add the rest to the food processor.
  3. add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor except ice water (tahini, salt, lemon juice and garlic clove).
  4. turn on and process, adding the reserved bean liquid about 1 tbs at a time – just enough so that it remains a stiff paste but everything is moving smoothly (you will adjust the consistency later with the ice water). I usually add between 3 and 4 tablespoons.
  5. stop to scrape down the sides if necessary.
  6. after blending for about 2-3 minutes add the ice water 1 tbs at a time with the motor running until your desired consistency is reached.
  7. for a thicker hummus I use about 3 tbs, but you may want more if you would like a thinner result.
  8. taste and add more salt and lemon juice if desired.
  9. plate and add any desired garnishes, sprinkle with coarse sea salt just before serving!
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Category: snack