Homemade Hummus

I’m in love with hummus, but not with the price tag that comes with it when buying it in the grocery store.  This recipe was passed on to me years ago and I just recently found it again, thank goodness.  The recipe makes a solid three cups of hummus for about the same price that I can buy an 8 oz. container of Sabra.

Feel free to play with the ingredient ratios to suit your fancy…this is just a starting point.  This is also one of those things that is better after it sits for a bit and the flavors jive together.

Serve with veggies, pita bread, use as a spread on sandwiches, etc., etc.  Looking to mix is up a bit?  Try throwing in some cilantro and subbing lime juice for lemon for an awesome spread or adding a roasted red pepper or two for some extra flavor.  This is a great crowd pleaser and a healthy snack…as long as you don’t just sit down with a spoon and stuff your face!


  • 2 cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • 4 cloves of fresh garlic (more if needed)
  • 2 TBS tahini (again, more if desired)
  • 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil (you’ll know if you need more if your hummus fails to puree because there’s not enough liquid)
  • Juice of 2-3 lemons
  • Sea salt to taste

Puree all ingredients in a food processor and adjusting ingredients as needed to meet taste.   Chill 1 hour before serving.

Categories: Appetizers, Recipes, Snacks | Tags: , , | 5 Comments

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5 thoughts on “Homemade Hummus

  1. I imagine you could add other ingredients like red peppers? I always see roasted red pepper hummus in the grocery store but it’s like $4 for 6 ounces!

  2. Amen, blog sister! Amen. This stuff is so pricey and doesn’t taste right at the store.

  3. Sounds lovely. I was talking to people about houmous the other day and they were saying they preferred the shop version. I was like, then you don’t know what houmous should taste like! So annoying!

  4. tried it. loved it! thanks! can’t wait to see ur mini zuchini muffins!

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