Stupid-Easy Homemade Hummus In Minutes!

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Our youngest daughter stopped by the Homestead for a visit recently. As we have done on the last several of her visits, we decided to putter in the kitchen on this day. During her last visit we whipped up our own invention of Spicy Jalapeno PopperRolls so it’s pretty typical for us to wing-it in the kitchen.

She told me she recently made some – as she phrased it: Stupid-Easy Hummus. And it didn’t call for tahini. Now I love me some hummus but hate the price gouged I mean… ‘paid’ in the store.

So in the past I’ve attempted to make it. But living out here in the boon-docks I have a hard time finding such fru-fru ingredients like tahini.

She said she tweaked the ingredients list several times & felt she really had a winner. So I told her we should whip up a batch so I could check it out.

She was absolutely right, it really was stupid easy! Oh man, if you like hummus you are NOT gonna want to miss out on this y’all. Check it out!

Flavorful Homemade Hummus In Minutes Using Just A Few Simple Inexpensive pantry Ingredients. It Really IS Stupid-Easy To Make!! Blended chickpeas, coconut oil and spices #TexasHomesteaderPhoto Credit: Ashley 

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Gathering Homemade Hummus Ingredients

We used a can of chickpeas. (also known as garbanzo beans) But for future sessions I’ll probably cook dry beans for the recipe and just use 1 1/2 cups of them.

Then she told me all we needed to add to the beans was garlic, coconut or olive oil, lemon juice & seasonings. SCORE!

So we drained the garbanzo beans reserving the juice and rinsed the beans, minced a couple of cloves of garlic and measured out the coconut oil and lemon juice.

Finally we measured out the cumin, paprika, chili powder, onion powder and some dehydrated jalapeno powder (since I didn’t have red pepper flakes) as well as salt & pepper.

Now here’s the stupid-easy part. Pay attention now and feel free to take notes if necessary so you can remember all the steps:

We dumped the whole shebangie in my * Ninja Blender and pulsed until it was smooth.  (oh the toil, oh the trouble!)

It was delicious! I think the dehydrated jalapeno gave it just the right tingle on the tongue without being too hot, and the cumin taste was delightful.

Our Homemade Hummus

We enjoyed that spicy hummus spread on celery sticks but she said it was also delicious as a healthy sandwich spread. Ummm, sounds amazing…

We blew through quite a bit of that hummus right then, right there. Oh yeah it was a full-blown feeding frenzy complete with appropriate “ummmmm’s” and “aaaah’s”.

But believe it or not there was still some left over. Luckily my Ninja Blender has a snap top so I’m able store the leftovers in the fridge without dirtying up yet another dish.

That’s right, we dirtied up every dish in the kitchen at least TWICE as we always do when we cook together! LOL.

I’m not sure the leftovers will spend much time in that refrigerator though – it’s delicious!

Flavorful Homemade Hummus In Minutes Using Just A Few Simple Inexpensive pantry Ingredients. It Really IS Stupid-Easy To Make!! Blended chickpeas, coconut oil and spices #TexasHomesteader

Something To Keep In Mind

My daughter warned that if using coconut oil, once the hummus went into the refrigerator it often gets a little too firm for her liking. So she hinted that I should save about 3 tablespoons of that reserved drained bean juice to stir into the hummus if that happens.

Of course you can just add water instead. But I like the idea of having more flavorful juice to thin the hummus. So I took her advice.

So if you are throwing a party anytime soon and looking for an easy yet inexpensive snack item you might want to have these super-simple ingredients handy to make your very own Stupid-Easy Hummus.

Or heck just mix some up for yourself, you deserve a little pampering too! Of course I’ll share the recipe, I’m just helpful that way sometimes…  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Flavorful Homemade Hummus In Minutes Using Just A Few Simple Inexpensive pantry Ingredients. It Really IS Stupid-Easy To Make!! Store right in Ninja blender container. #TexasHomesteader

Stupid-Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe

Our daughter told me this hummus recipe was 'Stupid-Easy' and boy was she right.  Check it out, y'all.  #TexasHomesteader

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chickpeas, garbanzo beans, garlic, hummus, olive oil
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 people



  • 1 15- oz can chickpeas drained & rinsed - reserve drained juice (or 1.5 cups cooked dry beans)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or coconut oil
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion flakes or powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes I used dehydrated jalapeno powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons garbanzo bean juice, OPTIONAL To thin hummus when cooled if using coconut oil



  1. Dump all ingredients into Ninja & puree until smooth & creamy, add a Tablespoon or so of reserved juice as necessary to attain desired consistency.

  2. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for up to a week. Hummus will get firmer at refrigeration, so if serving cold you may want to put back an additional 2 - 3 Tablespoons of the reserved juice.


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25 thoughts on “Stupid-Easy Homemade Hummus In Minutes!

  1. Elaine

    Yum!! I love Hummus!! And the spices you added fit me to a tee!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!

    PS I change the characters on the links to 60!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking in to changing my server too!


  2. Dee

    I love hummus and homemade is the best! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Oh man I love hummus too, Morgan. I’ve always taken a deep breath & just plunked the cash down for it when I bought it so I was shocked to find out how inexpensive it is to make. I’ve flavored it with jalapeno, olives or other flavors and it’s always absolutely delish! ~TxH~

  3. Tiffany

    Love this recipe! Super easy, and I’ll bet it’s seriously tasty! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party!

  4. John White

    Going to do this Tammy, Got a question though about drying the jalapenos. Do you leave the seeds in or take them out? I had given up on hummus but seeing this it’s worth a try. I’ve got lots of dryed organic garbonzos. Might even try powdering and mixinf together and vacuum seal in “ordersize” packets…

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      John I don’t ever de-seed my jalapenos since I like it spicy and lots of that heat is concentrated in the seeds! If you don’t like it quite as hot, removing the seeds might be a good idea. ~TxH~

  5. Kim

    I’ve been eating more hummus lately because it’s a good source of protein and my husband has also been eating it so this will come in so handy…can’t wait to make it:)

  6. Emily

    I just bought some hummus this week because it was BOGO at the store. That is the only time I get it. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe. Now I can make it whenever! Glad you got to spend some time with your daughter even if it did mean dirtying up the dishes ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Now why do I never run across BOGO, Emily?? LOL I guess it’s one of the drawbacks from living out here in the middle of nowhere, our grocery store options are much more limited than what we had available when we lived in the big cities. But you’re right, I sure did enjoy time spent with our daughter. ๐Ÿ™‚ ~TxH~

  7. JES

    Perfect! I have a hard time finding those kinds of ingredients in my neighborhood too! Thank you for sharing this recipe on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! My daughter and I have been wanting to make our own hummus for awhile now! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Deedra

    This made my mouth water and my wallet happy. I am always paying too much for hummus. Now I won’t have too. Thank you.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      I’m with ya there Deedra! I bought dry chickpeas so I can cook and freeze them in the quantities to make this delicious hummus any time we have a gathering, so it’s even less expensive now. Love it. ~TxH~

  9. Felecia

    Hi Tammy! Your daughter is a so smart to come up with this recipe! My son and I love humus, so this recipe will be used soon! I like to use white beans sometimes instead of garbonzo beans, as they are a little strong tasting for my liking. But I will try the recipe first with them! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      I’ve never tried it with white beans Felicia, I just *may* have to give ’em a whirl (pardon the pun – LOL) ~TxH~

  10. Terri Presser

    This sounds fantastic.I always enjoy reading what you are up too. Thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

  11. susan - ofeverymoment

    I have made hummus in a similar way to this (without bothering to add tahini, but I haven’t used the same spices! I’m pinning your version to try!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Give it a try Susan, it’s delicious. And the beauty is that the spices can be tweaked to your own personal preferences instead of “eat-what-ya-got” when you buy it at the store. I really liked the powdered jalapeno in mine – perfect! ~TxH~

  12. Kristi Stone

    Ohhh, I just bought some dried chickpeas and have wanted to try a recipe! I’m not really into fru-fru ingredients either, and it’s especially nice not to have to add another new ingredient to my already bulging pantry (well, except the chickpeas!) Now I just need to figure out how to cook them. OH wait—I wonder if I could can them and just have them on my shelf so my hummus can be as easy to make as yours?? What an idea!

    Thanks to you Tammy, and to your daughter for the easy hummus recipe!

  13. Patti

    Winner winner chicken dinner! I love hummus but hate the price and this one hits the mark. My weekend menu has just changed for the better. Have a safe weekend and tell your daughter thank you for the recipe Tammy. Patti

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      OMGosh Patti, it doesn’t get any easier than this… Like you I hate the price in the stores and now I’ll never have to buy it again. So easy! ~TxH~


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