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Extra Smooth and Creamy Authentic Middle Eastern Homemade Hummus (Chickpea Tahini Dip)

This recipe has all the secrets to creating extra smooth and creamy authentic homemade hummus!

Course Appetizer, lunch
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword chickpeas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 12


  • 4 cups chickpeas cooked very well and cooled
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice around juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 7-8 ice cubes
  • 1.5 cups tahini
  • 1/4 cup cold water optional
  • olive oil
  • pine nuts optional
  • pita bread


  1. In a high power blender, add 7-8 ice cubes and pulse until crushed.
  2. Add the chickpeas, lemon juice and salt to the blender. Mix together for 30 seconds until chickpeas are combined together (it will look chunky).

  3. Add the tahini, then blend mixture for 1-2 minutes.

  4. If you notice the mix is too thick, add a 1/4 cup of cold water slowly and continue to blend for 2 more minutes until mix is smooth. Note: you may need to stop and scrape the sides of the blender to ensure mixture is well blended. Also, using the tamper tool (black stick) with your blender will help ensure contents mix smoothly.
  5. Once blended, scoop the hummus onto a plate. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and roasted pine nuts, then dip with pita bread to enjoy. 

Recipe Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to a week.