Homemade Smoked Paprika Hummus

This is very simple recipe for healthy, tasty hummus from scratch (well, almost)… great alternative to butter and mayo.


  • 2 x 400 g tins of garbanzo beans / chick peas (drained)
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ tsp or a bit more of Spanish smoked paprika + some more for garnish
  • ½ lemon juice – or to taste
  • sea salt – to taste


  • food processor or hand blender

simple, quick, healthy home-made hummus recipe and ideas


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Season to taste with salt and stir well.
  3. Transfer to the containers and store in the fridge for up to 2 – 3 days.
  4. Enjoy with crunchy bread, crackers, veggies sticks, in wraps or even as a pasta topping.

Makes 2 heaped ramekin dishes of hummus.


Add couple of spoons of boiling water to the hummus while blending if the mixture seems to be too thick.

If you are looking for more flavour ideas try this hummus from scratch recipe I posted long time ago, Jacqueline’s Rocket Hummus, Camilla’s Houmous with Peanut Butter, Sarah’s Sweet Potato and Lime Hummus or my Moroccan Style Hummus.

And after you have the hummus ready you may want to try Dannii’s Hummus and Pomegranate Flatbread or Seeded Wraps with Hummus I made.

Your thoughts…

  1. I love smoked paprika, great hummus recipe – I think my daughter could live off the stuff as she eats it most days! Thank you for including my recipe:-)

  2. No problem Camilla :)

    I haven’t even manage to finish this post and all of the hummus was gone… need to make more tomorrow and my husband used to hate chick peas (!)

  3. You wouldn’t believe the amount of hummous we get through in our house. Homemade is much nicer. I pressure cook the chickpeas, make in bulk and freeze. Must try with smoked paprika.

  4. MMmm I love smoked paprika in my hummus – I could never consider it without it! Lovely recipe and beautiful photos :)

  5. Smoked paprika is one of my favourite ingredients at the moment and adding it hummus sounds delicious.

  6. Yes me too, using a lot of smoked paprika these days, as I just love it. Lovely simple recipe, looks so tempting.

  7. I love making my homemade hummus too,
    nice tip using some paprica :)

  8. Another delicious looking recipe – I could happily eat the whole dish with a few crudités.

  9. Oooh I’m literally addicted to smoked paprika at the moment and adore hummus so will definitely give this a go! I’ve just pinned it :) x

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