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Some store-bought hummus are not bad but nothing like making it at home.  I find that I can taste more of the tahini in the homemade version and I can always adapt it to add a bit more of this and a bit more of that to get the exact flavor I want.

garbanzo beansHummus is really nothing more than chickpeas/garbanzo beans, garlic, tahini (or sesame paste), olive oil, lime or lemon and whatever else you want to put in it to give it a kick such as roasted garlic, chives scallions etc.

garlicMost hummus recipes call for raw garlic but I blanch mine in boiling water to take away any pungent flavor.  To blanch just boil about an inch or two of water in a shallow pan and throw peeled garlic cloves in for about a minute before using.

tahiniYou can make the hummus chunky or smooth by controlling the setting and time on your food processor or mixer.

hummus ready to eat

me eating hummus

Cucumber slices instead of crackers is a great option for serving hummus!


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Serves: 6
You can add scallions, chives or roasted garlic (in lieu of raw garlic) as an option. You can make hummus chunky or smooth by controlling setting and time on your food processor or blender.
  • ⅓ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup lime or lemon juice (my recipe uses lime)
  • ½ cup water
  • 2-3 garlic cloves (blanch in boiling water before using as an option)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus extra for topping
  • 2 cups cooked chick peas (if canned drain before using)
  • Pinch paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place tahini, lime juice, ½ of water, garlic, olive oil, chick peas and paprika in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth
  2. Add rest of water as needed to achieve desired consistency
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika or dried shallots (optional) and serve






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