This classic hummus recipe is creamy with just the right amount of tang and perfectly balanced flavor. Either eat it as is or use as a base and customize to your preferences. Hummus is naturally vegan and a healthy high protein snack paired with pita and veggies. Its a great spread for sandwiches too!
Combine all ingredients except water and oil in a food processor or blender and mix into a paste. (1-3 minutes).
Scrape sides of food processor and drizzle in oil and 2 Tbsp. water. Blend for another 2 minutes until smooth and creamy. If desired, add more water and/or lemon juice, 1 tablespoon at a time, and blend.*
Taste and adjust seasoning levels if desired.
Remove hummus from food processor using a rubber spatula. Either garnish and serve immediately or store for up to five days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
*If you are planning to keep the hummus in the refrigerator for longer than 24 hours, it helps to add an extra tablespoon or two of water to keep it creamy.