Perfectly Simple Hummus Dip

I must say that I’m definitely a dip kinda gal. I’m not even too fussy when it comes to the flavour either – I’m just as happy with a cashew, feta and capsicum dip as I am with a tzatziki. But my number one favourite dip in the whole wide world, also just happens to be the easiest one ever. Yep, it’s a good old simple hummus dip that I love the most.

Hummus Dip

I know that sometimes it’s just easier to go to the supermarket and buy a dip (trust me… I totally get it). But making your own dips is a huge money saver. Plus you don’t have any of those crappy additives – urgh what even are all those numbers?? This perfectly simple hummus dip will take you less than five minutes to whip up. Seriously, that’s way less time than it would take to drive to the supermarket, find a park, grab the dip, talk to 10 people (because we all know that always happens!), line up, pay, find the car and drive home. Much, much quicker and easier to make your own.

Hummus Dip

I love this hummus dip because nearly all of the ingredients are pantry staples… oh and you only need 6 ingredients. Yep, this yummy little dip only needs a little bit of garlic (I usually just use the minced garlic in the jar), a can of chickpeas, some tahini, lemon juice, olive oil and sea salt. That. Is. It. The only things in there that you may not have at home already are the chickpeas and the tahini. Well, the chickpeas cost about $1.00 for a can… seriously cheap! And tahini lasts for ages in the fridge – so buy a jar and you’ll be able to use it over and over again.

Hummus Dip

This batch makes a nice big dip. Definitely enough to serve lots of hungry people! It probably makes about 3 times as much as a hummus dip from the supermarket… and it’s going to cost you less than half the price of just one store-bought dip. That my friends, is good value (which totally means that you can go and buy some shoes in the end of financial year sales!).

Hummus Dip

There are so many ways you can use this dip – make a delicious platter by serving the hummus dip with some warm crusty bread, vegetable sticks, cheese and salami; use it as a spread in your favourite wraps or sandwiches; add a dollop to a plate of roasted vegetables; serve it on top of a salad… the list is endless!

Hummus Dip

What’s your go-to dip? Do you like to make your own too?

PS – my little trick is to drizzle a little olive oil over the top of the dip and then sprinkle on some paprika and dukkah… looks fancy and yet it’s SO easy!!

Hummus Dip

A super simple hummus dip!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: dips
Keyword: hummus
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 serves
Calories: 56kcal


  • 1 clove garlic
  • 400 g can chickpeas drained, reserve the liquid
  • 1 1/2 tbs tahini
  • Juice of 1 lemon approx 30ml
  • 20 g olive oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt


Conventional Method

  • Mince the garlic glove (or use 1tsp pre-minced garlic)
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients to a food processor. Process for 20 seconds.
  • Scrape down the sides. Process for a further 20 seconds.
  • Check the consistency. If you would like it smoother, add a 1-2 tbs of the reserved chickpea liquid and mix for a further 20 seconds on Speed 4.
  • Serve drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with paprika and dukkah.

Thermomix Method

  • Place the garlic clove into the TM bowl and chop for 5 seconds on Speed 6. Scrape down the bowl.
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients to the TM bowl. Mix for 20 seconds on Speed 4. Scrape down the sides. Mix for a further 20 seconds on Speed 4.
  • Check the consistency. If you would like it smoother, add a 1-2 tbs of the reserved chickpea liquid and mix for a further 20 seconds on Speed 4.
  • Serve drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with paprika and dukkah.


Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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27 thoughts on “Perfectly Simple Hummus Dip”

  1. Robyn says:

    You can’t beat a home made hummus dip. I add cumin to mine for a little something different sometimes. I love your photography – gorgeous :))

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks lovely! I totally agree – hummus is the best!

  2. Renee at Mummy, Wife, Me says:

    Okay, so we eat a tub or two of hummus here a week. The girls and I love to dip our vegie sticks into it. I think we’ll make our own this week. Great idea. #teamIBOT

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh definitely! Think of the money you’ll save… you’ll be able to go shopping lol!!!

  3. Hugzilla says:

    Fresh hummus is THE BEST!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:


  4. Kathy says:

    Your hummus looks lovely. I’ve actually stopped using Tahini in mine (I rang out one day). But I like to add artichokes (just out of a jar with some oil) and I throw in a few herbs from the garden and get some creaminess from a tablespoon or two of aoili or natural yoghurt. I like to experiment – when we lived in Canada the store-bought dips were up around $5 and that quickly got me making my own.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      What a fab idea! I love that!!

  5. Shannon @ Dash of Tonic says:

    Weirdly, I never choose hummus as a dip but I love all the ingredients. I think it’s time…I’m doing this tonight!

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