3 Secrets for a Perfect Hummus & Recipe for the Thyme & Cumin hummus – PART 1

by Lucia

How to take hummus to the next level and turn it from great to even better? What are the secrets for a perfect hummus recipe?

I think you already know, that I am crazy into humus. Who isn’t? Many people know it, many don’t. I have already posted a few recipes about hummus from chickpea or beans, and wrote about how to get creative with hummus and make it every time different. This is also the main reason why I love hummus so much. Not only because it’s super healthy and nutrient, but also because you can get creative and it just turns great every time.

But…I have never spoken about the way I discovered just recently, how to prepare “next level” hummus. Haha, sounds crazy, I know.But, this was the best of any hummus I have ever made or ate, and I am absolutely exciting to tell you my secrets for this perfect hummus recipe.

This recipe, apart of being absolutely delicious and healthy, is also vegan / plant-based, gluten-free, diary/lactose-free and nuts-free. Great for lunch or dinner. You can serve it with vegetables, bread, flatbread, crackers, or add it into a meal, veggie bowl, etc. I served it with a chickpea&buckwheat flatbread, and I will post the recipe in the next days! So stay tuned, I promise it’s worth it!

Perfect hummus recipe | Thyme hummus | Healthy Goodies by Lucia

What I changed in this hummus recipe

So, here are my secrets for absolutely delicious hummus:

1. secret – roast the chickpea & garlic

I roasted the cooked chickpea and fresh garlic in oven. Use canned or home-cooked chickpea, place it on a tall baking tray, add garlic, seasoned it with extravergine olive oil, salt, cumin and fresh thyme, add a cup of water, and put in oven for about 20 minutes for 200 degrees. When its done, let it cool down to a room temperature.

2. secret – use a sauce instead of water

Use the sauce from the roasted chickpea when making the hummus. This is the other thing which makes hummus from good to great. Instead of using a simple water, just use the sauce you get from the chickpea. It’s absolutely delicious!

3. secret – add fresh herbs & seasoning

Add some fresh thyme and some cumin powder also into food processor, when preparing the hummus. If you do not have cumin powder at home, you can use cumin seeds too.

Perfect hummus Recipe | Healthy Goodies by Lucia

This Thyme hummus is

  • Vegan
  • Plant-based
  • Gluten-free
  • Lactose-free
  • Grain-free
  • Nut-free
  • Super nutrient and healthy
  • Simple and delicious
  • Great as snack, lunch or dinner

Looking for more inspiration?

You can check some of my other recipes too. If you are curious to try some untraditional baking, check this grain-free recipe for Coconut & Cashew cake. It’s gluten-free, grain-free, even sugar-free (as it’s made with dry dates), and it’s made with white beans. 

Another delicious recipe, I recommend to try is this Autumn apple cake with walnuts. It’s made with chickpea and buckwheat flour, and grated apples just make it so moist and delicious. Otherwise, see all my recipes here.

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Perfect Thyme & Cumin hummus recipe

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Recipe for the Thyme & Cumin Hummus with Roasted Chickpea & Garlic

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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 2 cups of chickpea (cooked and rinsed)
  • about 1 cup of water (adjust as preferred)
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • a few drops of olive oil (for seasoning)
  • some salt and fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp of cumin powder
  • 2 tbsp of extravergine olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of tahini
  • fresh juice of squeezed half-lemon
  • 0,5 tsp of salt
  • 0,5 tsp of cumin powder
  • some fresh thyme


  1. Preheat the oven for 200 degrees. Grease a taller baking tray.
  2. Place cooked chickpea and fresh (peeled) garlic cloves in the baking tray, add water, salt, some fresh thyme, cumin powder, some olive oil and bake it for 20 minutes at 200 degrees. 
  3. After, remove from oven and let it cool to a room temperature. 
  4. Place roasted chickpea & garlic into a food processor together with the sauce (from a baking tray). Ideal would be to have about 0,5 cup of the sauce. 
  5. Add 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, salt, thyme and cumin powder, and blend until smooth. 
  6. Adjust salt or other seasonings as preferred. 

Let me know if you tried this Thyme Hummus recipe here in a comment or on instagram! Tag  #healthygoodiesbylucia on instagram and I will be very happy to see and share your photo in my stories! 

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Author Lucia Marecak
Author Lucia Marecak

Hi there! My name is Lucia, a recipe developer and food photographer behind this blog. I love eating healthy and nutrient eats, it helps me to stay fit, have a lot of energy and feel great. And for this reason I share with you all my favourite recipes. My goal is to inspire you to eat in a better and healthier way and show you how amazing legumes are!

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