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Simple, healthy dip made from garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas).

"This is a great recipe to have on hand. Perfect for a quick snack or add parsley, olives and olive oil to the top and call it lunch. I only used 1 small garlic clove and a little more lemon juice than called for. These changes were only a matter of my own taste. I think this is a great recipe and will be making it again. Fast, flavorful, and easy. Five stars in my book"


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1 15-oz can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
2 tablespoons lemon juice; (fresh is best)
1/2 cup tahini (sesame paste)
3 cloves garlic; chopped
3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 teaspoon Salt

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



Drain the garbanzo beans and reserve 1/4 cup of the liquid

Combine the beans, 1/4 cup reserved liquid, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, olive oil, cumin, pepper and salt in a blender or small food processor. Puree until smooth.

Best if refrigerated for at least 3 hours. Serve in a shallow dish, drizzle additional extra virgin olive oil over the hummus just before serving.


You can add all sorts of extras to this base recipe: sun tried tomatoes, peppers, chilis, ginger. My favorite is to add 1-2 tbs of harissa (a Tunisian hot chili sauce) to give a nice heat!


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The original recipe, plus ginger and homemade Tahini!!! Yum!

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I'm sorry about my not knowing chick peas were garbanzo beans, and my phone's spelling of hummus.
ReverendKen 3 weeks ago

Way to much cumin and tahini
Adadoush 1 month ago

Good recipe and it was easy to make.
world_1 4 months ago

Very good, very easy. This was too little salt so I added 1/2 t. Garlic salt
Saraboysen 5 months ago

Made a bit of a mess but was completely worth it. Considering making tahini instead of buying next time.
_rezo_ 5 months ago

I just made this and used chili powder since I was out of ground red pepper. OMG... it is absolutely the best hummus I've ever tired! Will never go back to expensive store bought hummus again. My husband loved it too!!!
wynntr 5 months ago

monitamarwaha 5 months ago

I used dried garbanzos that I had rehydrated so maybe that wad the problem... I used 2 cloves of garlic and it is much too garlicy. Overall a great base recepie that you can change to your liking. Thanks for posting!
8Jane 1 year ago

I just made this hummus and it's the best I've ever had. I'll never buy store made again. I added cayenne pepper because I like the heat and it's EXCELLENT!!!!
susieq_64 1 year ago

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