Homemade Hummus – A Great Snacking Dip

homemade hummus

homemade hummus

Several years ago, when my husband and I were having lunch at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, I ordered hummus dip to go with my chips instead of salsa.  I was instantly hooked!  I love the unique texture and hearty flavor found in this dip.

I have wanted to learn how to make hummus for a long time.  Today was the perfect day to experiment.  We are in the middle of a winter storm on steroids—for Missouri anyway.  Larry is home this afternoon and I am taking advantage of his help to create a couple of hummus dips.

garbanzo beans

garbanzo beans

I took my inspiration from the Money Saving Mom website.  She has a great post on Hummus and I followed her recipe for basic hummus.  I did soak my garbanzo beans, also called chick peas, overnight and then cooked them the following morning.


  • 11/2 Cups cooked chick peas (about ¾ cup dry)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ -1/2 Cup of water
food processing hummus

food processing hummus


Combine the first 6 ingredients in a food processor and mix.  Add the water ¼ cup at a time until desired smoothness.  We only used ¼ cup of water, but we like our dips a little chunky.  Use a spatula to scoop out the yummy hummus.

We tried a second batch and added hot red peppers.  It has a great kick to it.  Serve with veggie sticks or chips. The kids just love it, not to mention Larry and I.

homemade hummus with hot peppers

homemade hummus with hot peppers

Do you have any variations on hummus dip?

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2 Responses to Homemade Hummus – A Great Snacking Dip

  1. Dani says:

    Hi! Just found your site and love it! Would love to have you join us over at the Homestead Bloggers Network at http://homesteadbloggersnetwork.com/join-the-network/. It’s a pretty new group but we are having lots of fun connecting with similar homesteading blogs. Found yours looking up PVC watering systems 🙂

    Have some chickpeas this week so I’ll definitely be trying this dip out 🙂


    • Laura says:

      Hi Dani. We’re so glad you stopped by! We would love to be a part of the homesteading forum. Thanks for thinking of us and enjoy the dip!

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