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A bowl of hummus with crackers dipped into it and kalamata olives on top.

Smooth & Creamy Hummus

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5 from 4 reviews

  • Author: Shannon Emery
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


This smooth and creamy hummus takes just 5 minutes to make! Serve with pita, crackers, or veggies for a tasty appetizer. Also delicious served on a sandwich, in a wrap, or with falafel. It’s a quick dip that everyone will love!


  • 1 (15.5 oz.) can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or greek yogurt
  • 1 medium-sized garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of paprika
  • cilantro, parsley, a dash of paprika or sumac, or additional chickpeas to garnish (optional)


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend or puree until very smooth. While the hummus is processing, you can add in a little bit more olive oil (also see notes below) to help achieve a super creamy texture.
  3. Serve with pita, crackers, chips, veggies, or sandwiches. Enjoy!


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This hummus is very adaptable to your taste preferences. Like it really garlicky? Add a second clove of garlic! Enjoy the slightly tart intensity of sun-dried tomatoes? Add them in! Make it green by adding fresh herbs such as cilantro, basil, parsley, or even a dollop of pesto.

If you prefer a less thick hummus, you can thin it out by slowly adding either hot water or reserved chickpea liquid from the can a little bit at a time while the food processor is running.

  • Category: Dip, Snack, Appetizer
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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