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Classic Hummus

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Nov 2, 2018

Classic Hummus
Photo Credit: Brent Hofacker/ Adobe Stock
  1. PREP
  2. 15 m
  • COOK
  • 0 m
  • 15 m

For this classic recipe, a touch of smoked paprika provides an earthy, sultry flavor that rounds out the mix for a rich mouthfeel. Note that you can also use dried chickpeas after soaking them overnight and then simmering in water until soft. To remove skins for a smoother textured hummus, sprinkle with baking soda in a warm pan before you cook them and then while cooking stir vigorously and skim off loose skins.



  • 15 oz canned chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp Spices - Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 pinch Salt


1 Combine the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
2 Add salt to taste.
3 Sprinkle with smoked paprika, if desired.
4 Serve with pita chips, vegetables or use as a spread.