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Homemade Hummus – Two Ways

Homemade hummus is actually really simple to make at home. Here’s two versions to try.

I’d like to think of myself as a snacker. A little bit of this, a little bit of that, snack here, snack there. I’m like a chronic snacker. It’s bad. It’s one thing to be eating five meals a day to keep your metabolism going but it’s another to be eating like 10 meals a day cause you can’t stop snacking. I just can’t help it! Recently, to curb my snacking habit, I started to chew gum whenever the snacking craving started creeping up on me.

Ok, I totally sound like a drug addict trying to quit.

But I AM trying to quit ’cause I have a wedding dress to fit into in April!

And then of course I go make myself some hummus – two types of hummus, garlic hummus & roasted red pepper hummus – and everything goes to the sh!tter. Albeit, hummus is *FAIRLY* good for you, far better than ranch dip, it still probably isn’t good 4-5 times a day ;)

However, if you want a healthy snack to munch on, make hummus! It’s full of protein and has got some good Omega 3 fatty acids to help you maintain a healthy heart. Basically, it’s loaded with health so you should spread it on everything. But just don’t go overboard like I tend to ;) Also, when you make this, you should make the garlic hummus first as your ‘base’ and then add the roasted red peppers cause going in reverse doesn’t get you the same results and you’d likely have to clean out your KitchenAid food processor bowl twice. Not fun!

Homemade Hummus – Two Ways
Recipe type: Appetizer, Dips, Snacks
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: about 32 ounces
  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans of garbanzo beans, drained
  • 2 tbsp. tahini
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • ⅛ cup olive oil
  • 4-5 roasted red peppers (jarred)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. To make the garlic hummus, in the bowl of a food processor, add garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic, salt, and pepper. Blend until desired consistency.
  2. Remove half of the garlic hummus and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  3. Add the roasted red peppers to the other half of the garlic hummus and blend until desired consistency.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.



  1. 01/18/2013 at 7:31 am

    I think hummus is one of the most underused sandwich spreads there is. So good, so healthy, and so versatile. Just add any kind of veggies you want, and you’re good to go.

    Thanks for sharing the recipes!!

  2. 01/18/2013 at 7:33 am

    Love hummus in any version :-)

  3. 01/18/2013 at 7:49 am

    Two hummus recipes in one, I love it!

  4. 01/18/2013 at 8:04 am

    We love hummus around here and especially roasted red pepper. Although we would definitely have to add lots of Cholula hot sauce to make it spicy! Thanks for the easy recipe!

  5. 01/18/2013 at 8:54 am

    Love hummus! These look delicious; can’t wait to try!

  6. Patti
    01/18/2013 at 9:03 am

    Love hummus as a snack with carrots. We still probably eat to much too, thinking that the delivery method (carrots) is a healthy choice. Btw, love the bowl, care to share the source?

    • 01/18/2013 at 9:05 am

      Crate & Barrel!

  7. 01/18/2013 at 9:08 am

    Let’s form a chronic snackers support group! At the first meeting, I’ll bring this exact hummus. We can’t quit cold-turkey of course! Looks so tasty Julie. Thanks for the food processor tip too!

  8. 01/18/2013 at 9:10 am

    i just made homemade hummus last night Julie! My dinner was a smoothie and hummus. I literally almost ate all of the hummus myself, which yes… I have done before. I am a HUGE picker/snacker too! gum does help. :)

  9. 01/18/2013 at 9:20 am

    I’m a big snacker, and this is my alltime favorite snack! :)

  10. 01/18/2013 at 9:22 am

    Oh boy I could eat hummus morning noon and night. Yours looks perfect!

  11. 01/18/2013 at 9:57 am

    Oh geez. Why is my whole body not insiiiiiiide those booooowls.

  12. 01/18/2013 at 10:04 am

    I could dig into those right now! Roasted red pepper hummus has to be one of my favourites!

  13. 01/18/2013 at 10:19 am

    Gorgeous! It would be hard to stop snacking on this!

  14. 01/18/2013 at 10:24 am

    i LOVE hummus, especially on my sandwiches instead of mayo. these look soooo good.

  15. 01/18/2013 at 10:35 am

    Don’t hate me… I’ve never had hummus. But I’m curious about the garlic one. And yes… you completely sound like an addict trying to quit lol It’s an impossible feat ;)

  16. 01/18/2013 at 10:38 am

    I have a serious addiction to hummus and i could literally eat the whole bowl or two by myself..talking about snacking alot- i dont know what it is lately i have been feeling same way and i have been drinking plenty of water/tea to keep me full instead of reaching for another cheese string or PBJ. Love these hummus idea 2 ways :) esp with roasted peppers!!

  17. 01/18/2013 at 10:46 am

    I love snacking on hummus!Love that the garlic hummus is the base for the roasted red pepper hummus!

  18. 01/18/2013 at 10:49 am

    I am a chronic snacker. There, I said it. Hummus is my snack of choice, and these are my two favorite flavors! They look so good! Can’t wait to try to make my own!

  19. 01/18/2013 at 10:51 am

    I am a lover of hummus (love, love roasted red pepper)! This looks awesome. I have that same dish and never thought to put hummus in it-great idea! :)

  20. 01/18/2013 at 11:02 am

    Hummus is a daily snack for me – I need to try both recipes asap!

  21. 01/18/2013 at 11:12 am

    I’m totally a snacker too! Especially when I have hummus in the fridge! Love the garlic one!

  22. 01/18/2013 at 11:37 am

    Hummus is my LIFE!! I have it for lunch every single day and am obsessed!

  23. 01/18/2013 at 11:42 am

    I have been wanting to make hummus for a while now! I think I really need to, this post just kinda gave me that push! (ps, LOVE the 3 bowl caddy! I was wondering if it would start popping up in blog post are we got them in the kit, it’s beautiful! )

  24. 01/18/2013 at 11:43 am

    Yes, and YESSSS! Love hummus! Can’t wait to try both of these recipes! Plus, this gives me an excuse to buy Stacy’s Pita Chips :)

  25. 01/18/2013 at 11:46 am

    Love hummus! Only in the last year did I start liking it, and now I can’t stop!

  26. 01/18/2013 at 11:52 am

    These both sound awesome! With some Stacy’s pita chips?! Now if you want to talk about addictions….I’m a fiend for those things. Not good.

  27. 01/18/2013 at 11:56 am

    I’m with you on this one, I’ve totally got the snack bug! This looks delicious, and I’m sure you’ll fit into your wedding dress anyway! :) And like you say, it’s not the worst of snacks that you could eat..

  28. 01/18/2013 at 12:24 pm

    Oh how I love hummus!! I MUST try your recipes :)

  29. 01/18/2013 at 12:36 pm

    I’m a chronic snacker, too! And hummus is one of my faves – yours looks perfect!

  30. jackie @ Domestic Fits
    01/18/2013 at 1:26 pm

    I completely love hummus,I could eat it every day. And, garlic and red pepper are my faves.

  31. 01/18/2013 at 1:56 pm

    HUMMMASSSSSSS!!!! I love this shizz. Bring some over and we can gossip about everything?

  32. 01/18/2013 at 3:19 pm

    I love hummus! both of these recipes sound delicious. I wish more people would make hummus instead of buying it from the store. IT’s so easy to whip up!!! My sandwiches are always a little brighter with healthy spread of homemade hummus!

  33. 01/18/2013 at 3:52 pm

    For whatever reason, that little drizzle of olive oil on your garlic hummus is killing me. I want it!! I’m a habitual snacker… salty all the way!!

  34. 01/18/2013 at 4:32 pm

    Hummus is my favorite. Love both of these!

  35. 01/18/2013 at 5:18 pm

    I hear ya on the chronic snacking girl- I’m gonna get some gum right now! But this hummus looks pretty great and healthy too!

  36. 01/18/2013 at 6:17 pm

    I’m totally a snacker too, but I kid you not the only thing I snack on is chips and hummus! When I don’t have hummus in the house (AKA never), I don’t seem to snack as much ;P

    I love making it myself, and the two varieties you posted are the 2 kinds I make the most :)

  37. 01/18/2013 at 11:54 pm

    Totally a snacker also, in fact I just snacked two chocolate chip cookies :) Trader Joe’s doesn’t really help either with their whole snack selection.

  38. 01/19/2013 at 7:29 am

    At least hummus is a healthy snack!! I mean, it could be so much worse. When I snack, I usually go for the cookie butter. :P

  39. 01/19/2013 at 7:14 pm

    You have reminded me that I NEED to make hummus more often. Thank you!

  40. 01/19/2013 at 8:36 pm

    Haha, I’m a major snacker too! I get really bad mid-afternoon and late at night. This hummus would be great to have on hand, I love the garlic one!

  41. 01/20/2013 at 9:10 am

    Anything with roasted red pepper rocks! Love the hummus :)

  42. 01/20/2013 at 12:44 pm

    Two in one is such a clever trick, you’re so smart!

  43. 01/20/2013 at 6:24 pm

    I heart hummus! Especially roasted red pepper hummus… it’s totally to die for! :9

  44. 01/21/2013 at 8:55 am

    Oh man… this hummus looks so good! Can you believe I have never made my own? Crazy, I know. I think you’ve inspired me to jump on the homemade hummus band wagon!

  45. 01/21/2013 at 1:39 pm

    Hummus is the best snack ever, I need to make it more often though.

  46. Pamela
    01/27/2013 at 12:37 am

    I have almost this exact same garlic hummus recipe and can attest that it rocks! I like to add a little lemon juice and zest to mine just for some acidity and brightness, but I love lemon anything. And just like with the roasted red bell peppers, you can build this recipe with just about anything you like – asparagus, flat leaf parsley, spinach, etc. I am so glad I stumbled on your blog – your stories, pics, recipes are wonderful!


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