Homemade Hummus

Homemade Hummus

You can whip up a batch of homemade hummus in about five minutes with a handful of ingredients and a blender or food processor. And, it’s less expensive and tastes better than the kind you’d buy at the store!

Homemade hummus is great because you can reduce the amount of olive oil and tahini, making it lower in fat and calories.

Since this recipe has a lot less fat than store-bought hummus, we calculate the Ultimate Portion Fix containers differently. A ¼ cup serving of this recipe uses only ½ of a precious yellow and 1½ tsp instead of 1 blue container (which means you can save that blue container for avocado, nuts, or cheese!).

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Homemade Hummus

This authentic Homemade Hummus is made with chickpeas, EVOO, sea salt, ground paprika, fresh garlic, fresh lemon juice, and of course tahini.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 10 servings, about ¼ cup each
Calories 93 kcal
Author Beachbody


  • 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), reserve liquid
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup tahini (sesame butter)
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) (to taste; optional)
  • Ground paprika (for garnish; optional)


  1. Place chickpeas, lemon juice, oil, and garlic in food processor or blender and pulse until chickpeas are mashed.
  2. Add tahini; pulse for 1 minute. If hummus is too thick, add some of the reserved chickpea liquid. Add salt, if desired.
  3. Garnish with paprika, if desired.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Hummus
Amount Per Serving (0.25 Cup)
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 110mg5%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

P90X/P90X2 Portions
½ Fat
¼ Tuber/Legume Carb

P90X3 Portions
½ Carb
1½ Fat

Body Beast Portions
½ Legume
1½ Fat

Container Equivalents
½ Yellow
1½ tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It!
Add raw dipping veggies to make this a great snackional.

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