The Pioneer Woman’s Classic Hummus Recipe

Serve this classic homemade hummus recipe along with pitas, tortilla chips or fresh veggies! A healthy snacking appetizer!

I love hummus but hate buying it from the store because the container is always just too small! I finally decided to make my own! I used Pioneer Woman’s Heavenly Hummus recipe and loved it! The hardest part about the recipe is finding Tahini in the grocery store!! (it’s in the Asian food isle just FYI)



  • Garbanzo beans – also called chickpeas. You can find these in the bean isle of any major grocery store
  • Tahini – find this in the Asian isle of your grocery store
  • Garlic – it’s best to use whole cloves
  • Lemon – you will only use the juice of a 1/2 lemon. So save the other half and put it towards these Copycat Nothing Bundt Lemon Cakes!
  • Cumin – dried cumin
  • Salt – to taste
  • Basil – I prefer to use fresh basil in this recipe. Fresh basil can be found in the refrigerator section of produce. However, it’s often times way more economical to buy a living basil plant (also found in the produce section) and then you have a plant at your disposal!
  • Water – to help thin out your hummus mixture
  • Olive oil – use a mild oil that doesn’t have too much of a robust taste

How To Make Classic Hummus

Everyone helped out in making the hummus! My daughter picked the fresh basil, my son opened the cans of chick peas and my little guy worked the blender!hummus2a hummus3a

What to serve hummus with?

My favorite way to eat hummus is with pretzels or soft pita triangles! You can also serve it with carrots, broccoli, celery or even better…on a sandwich!! This is one of my all-time favorite sandwiches with hummus: Hummus and Avocado Sandwich Recipe

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Classic Hummus Recipe

The Pioneer Woman's Classic Hummus Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

The Pioneer Woman’s Classic Hummus Recipe

Stephanie | Gathered In The Kitchen
Original recipe from The Pioneer Woman
5 from 5 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 8 servings
Calories 88 kcal



  • 3 cans Garbanzo beans 14.5 ounce cans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 c tahini
  • 1 tbs tahini
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 whole lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • salt to taste
  • fresh basil or parsley 4-5 leaves
  • 3 tbs cold water
  • 1 tbs olive oil


  • Drain and rinse chickpeas
  • In a food process or blender, combine garbanzo beans with tahini, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, salt, basil, and salt
  • Pulse until mixture becomes somewhat smooth and combined, but do not over mix
  • Add water as necessary to facilitate blending. At the end, add olive oil and pulse no more than three times, just to incorporate
  • Pour mixture into a bowl and stir to ensure mixture is combined. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to three days in the fridge


Calories: 88kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 62mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.03gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chickpea, dip, hummus
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