Mar 15, 2013

Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe!


Hummus is one of my absolute favorite frugal recipes.  It’s SO easy to make and it’s good with a variety of veggies and perfect for pitas and homemade falafels!

This is the recipe that I use the most.  I tried figuring out a good recipe that didn’t use Tahini but, in my opinion, you just have to have the Tahini.  I know that some people enjoy the flavor of Peanut Butter instead of Tahini, but I was not a fan of that switch.  Let us know in the comments below if you have a Hummus recipe that you would like to share too!

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Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe!
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 6
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  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 can Garbanzo Beans OR ¼ lb. of dried Garbanzo Beans, cooked
  • At least ½ cup of juice from the can (or from cooking the beans) depending on how thick/runny you like your hummus
  • 4 Tbsp. Lemon Juice (preferably fresh)
  • 3 Tablespoons Tahini Sauce
  • ½ tsp. Salt (more to taste if desired)
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • Black Pepper (if desired)
  • Chopped Parsley for garnish
  1. Mix all of the ingredients (except parsley) in a food processor or high-quality blender (like a Vitamix or Blendtec).
  2. Top with a few garbanzo beans, parsley, and some drizzled olive oil.
  3. Serve!


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  1. @Cindy You’re welcome!  :)

  2. @Melanie I totally agree, although some people seem to love the peanut butter version.  I don’t think it tastes like Hummus anymore with the peanut butter.

  3. Mary Ann Young says:

    After making my hummus regularly for the past three years and trying nearly every variation one can imagine, I believe you can trust my suggestions. It’s my favorite snack or lunch with pita bread. Your recipe is traditional and quite good, although I add more garlic to taste (perhaps equivalent of 3 cloves). My favorite additions are about 1\4 tsp of curry powder along with the cumin and 1 tbsp lime juice. After giving it the blender or food processor stint, I like to add about 1\4 to 1\3 cup of roughly chopped roasted red peppers from a jar for interest. Sometimes I even toss in a few dried basil leaves if not using curry powder.. Hope you try it this way..

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