The Secret to Really Smooth Hummus (Homemade Hummus)

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Aug. 09, 2013

Here's the secret to making homemade hummus that's just as smooth as storebought!


Canned chickpeas 15 1/2 Ounce , drained, rinsed
Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
Garlic clove 1
Roasted red bell pepper 2
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Water 1 Tablespoon (as needed)



1. In the strainer of a salad spinner, place the rinsed chickpeas and rub between hands to remove the skin.

2. Now, place the strainer inside the salad bowl and fill it with water to make chickpeas sink to the bottom. Tilt the bowl and drain water along with skin.


3. In food processor, add chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, roasted bell pepper, salt, and water. Blend until smooth.


4. Serve hummus with carrot or pita wedges and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 81Calories from Fat 32

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.6%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 328 mg13.67%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.3%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%


Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet