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. I loved this hummus but i will do less garlic the next time, too spicy for the 3 year old... a little too much for me as well and I LOVE garlic!
  2. I absolutely love making my own hummus! It is sooo easy. Well, I have to admit I use my Vitamix and I love it. I read somewhere ( I wish I could give credit I just don't remember where I saw it) that you could freeze it. I tried it and it works fabulously! You can make a bunch, divide into useable size portions, and freeze. The only thing you do is smooth out the surface of the hummus and place a thin layer of olive oil on the top to cover the surface and keep it from getting freezer burn. When you pull it out and thaw it the oil has soaked in and does not affect the flavor, consistency or texture at all! When I'm ready for a new container, I take a new one out of the freeze the day before and let it thaw in the fridge overnight. Ta da! I use the Vitamix recipe which calls for raw sesame seeds rather than tahini. It's a great basic recipe(uses garlic and cumin) that you can switch up with whatever spices/flavors you want to create. Enjoy!
    1. I make big batches of hummus all the time & also freeze them. But I don't use olive oil in my hummus. When I freeze the hummus, I place a layer of plastic cling wrap snugly over the top of the hummus to prevent freezer burn then seal the container with its cover. Thaws beautifully & tastes just as fresh as it did when I first whipped up the batch. I thawed a batch out of the freezer to share with a friend & she thought it tasted so fresh!
      1. I don't always use the oil either. I have frozen it as well. Love making my own. Sun dried tomato hummus is my favorite!
  3. Do you think I can make it without the tahini paste? I don't have it at home now and I really want to make this recipe
    1. Tahini is a pretty key ingredient in hummus. You probably can make it without though. Do you have sunflower butter? It can often be used in place of tahini
    2. I found a hummus without tahini recipe on that we serve to our little ones at school: 1 can garbanzo beans 1/4 cup olive oil 1 T lemon juice 1 t cumin
  4. Can tahini be frozen? My grocery store carries only a large jar and recipes call for so little. I was wondering if it could be measured out in Tbls and frozen? Similar to freezing tomato paste?
  5. Hi Melissa!! I'm planning on making this hummus this week, and wanted to freeze some for later on!! About how much does this recipe make? Thank you!! :)
  6. My only disappointment with this recipe is that I didn't discover it sooner in my life. I have recently fallen in love with hummus. Thank you.
  7. Hi Melissa, Can I make hummus without lemon juice? I don't have any lemons or limes at home, and no lemon juice from a jar either... Thanks Valeria

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