I hope you LOVE hummus as much as I do because today I’m showing you how to make a classic hummus recipe as well as 3 delicious flavor variations that you’re going to love! ahem- including CHOCOLATE HUMMUS! Excited for you to give these a try.

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Hummus: I’ve found that people either LOVE it or HATE it. I happen to fall into the omg-gimme-all-the-hummus-possible-I-love-it-so-much category. ?? If you don’t fall into a similar category, you might want to come back to the blog tomorrow for a new recipe.

Because I love it so much, I’ve tried quite a few different flavor variations and today I’m sharing with you my go to BASE hummus recipe as well as 4 different flavor variations. They’re all super easy to make and I highly suggest giving them all a try!

roasted red pepper hummus in a bowl being scooped with a cracker

If you were to force me to pick just ONE of these, I would definitely go with the roasted red pepper hummus. I’m completely in love with this one and could eat it every single day (and often do :D). I pretty much always use jarred roasted red peppers for ease but during the summer months, when bell peppers are in season, I’ll also roast my own to put in the hummus.

Here are the different hummus options that we have:

  • Classic Hummus
  • Roasted red pepper hummus
  • Chocolate hummus (best served as a dessert with fruit or crackers)
  • Avocado hummus

I’ve seen hummus recipes that make things overly complicated but I’ve found that simple throwing ALL of the ingredients into your food processor all at the same time works just great. You know me: I like things to be as simple and pain-free as possible.

chocolate hummus with chocolate chips on top being scooped with a cracker

So, here’s what is in the base recipe:

  • chickpeas
  • lemon juice
  • tahini
  • garlic (you could omit this if you so desire (or even add in extra))
  • olive oil
  • water
  • salt and pepper

avocado hummus being scooped with a cracker in a bowl

What other hummus flavors should I try!? Please let me know what your favorite are!

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Homemade Hummus- 4 WAYS!

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  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


Easy and delicious homemade hummus recipe with three different (EASY!) ways to flavor it



For the base:

  • 15 ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of tahini (well stirred!)*
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 12 tablespoons of water to thin as desired
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • add in 1/2 cup of roasted red peppers


  • add in 1 medium avocado


  • omit the garlic and lemon juice from the base
  • Add in 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. Combine the base ingredients (remember to omit the garlic and lemon juice if making the chocolate) as well as the flavored mix ins that you desire in a food processor or high speed blender.*
  2. Blend on medium-high heat until creamy and smooth!
  3. Store in the fridge in an air tight container for up to a week. ENJOY!


*If you tahini is on the thicker side or you’re struggling to mix it, put it in the blender/ food process first along with the lemon juice and blend to make it creamy. Then add the remaining ingredients and proceed as usual

  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: snack
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup of the roasted red pepper
  • Calories: 129
  • Sugar: 0.6 g
  • Sodium: 159 mg
  • Fat: 8.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.5 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg