Save Money By Making Your Own Hummus

You can Save Money By Making Your Own Hummus!!  Hummus is probably one of the easiest things you can make yourself.  It takes only minutes to make.


save money making your own hummus


Most store bought versions contain unwanted additives as well as GMOs.  If you look at the ingredients in Sabra’s Classic Hummus, they are as follows:

Cooked Chickpeas (Chickpeas [Garbanzos], Water), Tahini (Ground Sesame), Soybean Oil, Garlic, Salt, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate Added to Maintain Freshness, Natural Flavors. Classic Hummus

Why is there soybean oil in hummus?  Traditionally, it’s made with olive oil….and you certainly would not use natural flavors if you made it in your own kitchen.  According to Wikipedia, Sabra is partly own by Pepsi.  You know the soda people?  They spent a lot of money lobbying against GMO labeling.


If you didn’t know, my mother in law is Turkish and this is her hummus recipe.  It is really good!  I have not tried freezing it, but I am sure you probably could.  For more videos, you can subscribe to my You Tube Channel.


Save Money By Making Your Own Hummus

Homemade Hummus


  • 2 cups cooked or 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1-2 tsp cumin (I used two)
  • 3 cloves garlic or 2 tsp garlic powder (I use real garlic)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 T olive oil


  1. Process the chickpeas in the food processor or blender to get them started.
  2. Then add all the remaining ingredients until everything is smooth and well mixed.


Recipe Notes

If it is too thick, just add a bit of water until you get the consistency you desire. That is it. Sometimes I drizzle a bit of oil over the top. Enjoy!

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125 thoughts to “Save Money By Making Your Own Hummus”

  1. Personally, I make my own hummus because I hate (hate hate hate) cumin in my hummus. Commercial hummus ingredients lists usually only say "spices" and I'm stuck buying and tasting to discover if it contains cumin. For the record, I love cumin in Mexican and Indian recipes but it has no place in hummus.
  2. We use fresh oregano when it's around, always use garlic and tahini, and use the reserved liquid to smooth out the "paste." we love to make this with quinoa tabouleh... makes a great, nutrient dense lunch over greens, like arugula and spinach, sprouts etc... or a great wrap with the same.
  3. I just made hummus myself for the first time yesterday. It turned out okay. I like the looks of your recipe! The proportions of ingredients looks wonderful. I can't wait to try it next! :)
  4. My daughter and I just made this for part of our lunch. It was so good! WAY better than the last time I tried to make hummus... I think this is going to be a repeat recipe. ;)
    1. Any Middle Eastern market will sell it the cheapest. Whole Foods and Trader Joe's have it too. It should be in the international isle or with all the other nut butters.
  5. I get tahini at an international store. 32 ounces for $4 or $5. Great deal! Also, canned work if you are in a hurry and don't have time to soak and cook beans. If you have the time, they are so much better if you cook them yourself. Lastly, hummus freezes nicely. When it thaws, you add a little olive oil and it is as good as ever.
  6. I usually add parsley instead of cumin, and i 'll try your recipe...and I'd suggest to use cooked chickpeas (or other legumes) because of their content of antinutritional factors in those uncooked. Nice blog :) !!!
  7. I would like to give this a try, I don't have a food processor so I will use a blender. My 6.5 yr old just rrecently discovered hummus, the grocery store had samples one day and he tried it and loved it so much he and Dh bought some right then. It is roasted red pepper hummus, but he doesn't like actual peppers lol go figure. U haven't read the ingredients either but prolly should as I avoid soy whenever possible due to hypothyroidism.
  8. My family and I love hummus. I tried making my own (not your recipe) and couldn't eat it. The tahini made me feel like I was eating a strong tasting peanut butter. What's the secret?
    1. I'm not sure. Tahini does have a nutty taste. Maybe you can use a little less and perhaps more lemon juice and cumin?
  9. I love this recipe, and so does my daughter, who doesn't like store bought hummus. This will be our go-to recipe. Thanks!

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