Spiced Up Hummus

Hummus is way too easy to make at home. Grab your food processor, a can of chickpeas, some lemon, some tahini and you are good to go! I love playing around with the spices to make something fun, and you can even make dips with any other bean you have too! 

While canned chickpeas are an easy option, if you cook your own dried chickpeas, it makes the smoothest and most delicious hummus ever. If you have some extra time and think far enough ahead, it’s well worth the effort. You just need to make sure you soak your chickpeas overnight in cool water on the counter, and in the morning drain and rinse before cooking in boiling water until the chickpeas are tender. Then go ahead making your hummus!

I always find that hummus will set up thicker as it cools in the fridge, so I like to add a bit extra water to mine, as well as more spices to make sure the flavour shines through!

Spiced Up Hummus

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Serves: ~2 cups


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (or 2 cups cooked chickpeas)*
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • juice or 1-2 lemons (depending on your flavour preference)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water

  • Topping:
  • A few cooked chickpeas (optional)
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Za'atar or smoked paprika



Reserve a couple tablespoons of chickpeas for the topping. Set aside.


In a food process, combine all of the ingredients and process until smooth. Adjust seasoning to taste with spices and lemon juice. Add more water if needed to make a smooth consistency.


To serve, empty into a bowl. Scatter reserved chickpeas on top, drizzle with oil, and sprinkle with za'atar or smoked paprika


Za'atar is a Middle Eastern spice blend consisting of herbs and spices, commonly sesame seeds, thyme, cumin, coriander, salt, and sumac.

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