I loved eating Hummus! I bought it all the time but let’s be honest. Buying hummus is pretty expensive especially when you compare the price of buying it to making it from scratch. And it’s so easy to make!

Hummus is a dip or spread made of pureed garbanzo beans (chickpeas) of Middle-Eastern decent. I have seen many recipes for hummus over the years and I had played with them until I settled on my own concoction taken from many recipes. I will say that I have omitted some things written in some recipes that were not to my liking but may be to yours. Such things like cumin, jalapenos or paprika.

Here is what I came up with:

3 cans of Chickpeas drained and rinsed – retain 1/2 can of the liquid

3 Tbsp Tahini (sesame paste) or more if you prefer

1 to 2 lemon’s juice

garlic – Okay I loved garlic so I would roast an entire bud and add it all. You don’t have to use that much or even roast it for that matter. Start with 2 cloves or don’t use it if you prefer.

salt and pepper to taste

olive oil

Place chickpeas in a chopper, blender or food processor

Add tahini, lemon juice, garlic, the 1/2 can of liquid, salt and pepper

Turn the machine on and drizzle olive oil in until smooth


Hummus sprinkled with paprika

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