Basic Hummus Recipe +

Basic Hummus Recipe +


  • 2 cups canned garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, halved


Place the garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, salt and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy your hummus!


  • Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil over the hummus and sprinkle with a pinch of paprika and a teaspoon of minced fresh parsley.
  • Try spicing up the hummus by adding ¼ to ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, ½ to 1 teaspoon ground cumin, and ½ to 1 teaspoon ground coriander.
  • Roasted red peppers or kalamata olives make yummy add-ins or garnishes.


  • We find it easier to make in the food processor.
  • Sometimes we use jarred minced garlic and/or Real Lemon juice. Not quite as good as fresh, but still yummy.
  • Add a little olive oil while blending if the hummus starts to thicken too much.
  • We eat hummus with pita chips, pita bread, crudités, warm tortillas, tortilla chips, etc. Blue corn tortilla chips go very nicely with this dip.