January 13, 2021 1 min read

RECIPE BY ARISHA FROM @wakeupandkale

This is that classic homemade hummus recipe you've always been looking for! It's ultra creamy and smooth and is perfect to enjoy as a snack or with your favourite dishes! It's also naturally vegan, gluten-free and made from just a handful of simple ingredients!


PREP TIME: 15 mins 
COOK TIME: 15 mins

TOTAL TIME: 30 mins
SERVINGS: 10 servings


●  1 15oz can chickpeas (cooked, rinsed, drained, and skin peeled off)
●  1/2 tsp salt
●  1/3 cup smooth tahini
●  2 minced garlic cloves
●  2 Tbsp lemon juice
●  2 Tbsp olive oil
●  1/2 tsp cumin
●  1/3 cup cold water

Optional Toppings:
●  1/2 tsp paprika
●  Fresh Cilantro
●  Olive Oil 
●  Roasted Chickpeas

  1. Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Remove the skins of the chickpeas by patting/rolling them in a napkin. Most of them will naturally come off.

  2. Add chickpeas and 1/2 tsp salt to a pot with boiling water. Reduce to a simmer and cook on med-high heat for about 12 minutes until chickpeas are soft and almost falling apart. Drain and allow to cool.

  3. Add all the ingredients except water to a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the edges with a spoon if needed.

  4. Add water slowly as needed to blend and until desired consistency is reached.

  5. Transfer to a serving dish, and top with paprika, cilantro, olive oil and extra chickpeas. Serve with pita, veggies, crackers, as desired!

  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.



Arisha is a plant-based enthusiast and athlete from Vancouver, Canada with a passion for promoting a healthy yet balanced lifestyle. 

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