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Best Hummus Recipe
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Best Hummus

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"I serve this at least once a week with a chicken or steak meal or just as a quick snack. Learned from my late grandfather who was of Lebanese descent. Serve with fresh Arabic bread."

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Place garbanzo beans, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, water, garlic, and cumin into a food processor and process until smooth, about 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle top of hummus with paprika and fresh parsley.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • For thinner hummus, add more a little more water or even the liquid from the chickpeas. I find 1/4 cup water with totally drained garbanzos is perfect; after refrigeration it will thicken up. This is the basic hummus recipe and is simple yet delicious. Enjoy!

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 17, 2013

This is a very good base hummus recipe. It has a good texture and some flavor. Because I like lots of flavor, I would probably add additional garlic and maybe some cayenne, but that is just personal preference. You can't go wrong with this recipe and then you can tweak it with additional seasoning from there.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 18, 2014

Good basic recipe I think water takes away from the flavor so the second time I made it I used the juice from the garbanzo beans. That helps with the flavor issue. I also added a touch of salt and used two cloves of garlic instead of 3 as the flavor intensifies as the hummus sits, and I love garlic.

Jul 03, 2013

Whoa! Garlic overload! Obviously garlic cloves vary greatly in size and mine must have been particularly large. I used just one good-sized clove and now as I write this it's all I'm tasting. Thank goodness I made this well in advance of serving so that I had the opportunity to adjust - by making another full recipe omitting the garlic altogether and adding it to the original batch. (Now we're going to have "hummus overload!") Perhaps it might be better to just start out with "a teensy bit of garlic" instead of the rather vague "3 cloves garlic." Other than that this is a good, basic hummus, tho' for my taste it could use a touch of salt.

Feb 20, 2013

A simple recipe to follow that yields great results. From now on, I'm making my own hummus instead of buying it and spending more $$. Thanks for the recipe!

Apr 15, 2014

My husband is a hummus fanatic. He claims this is the best yet. I upped the lemon juice to 3 tbs and added 8 oz of drained roasted red peppers.

Sep 08, 2014

Great recipe! I read the coments and aded an extra tablespon of olive oil, 1/2 tsp salt plus 1/2 tsp of cayenne...Perfect! I wil never purchase Hummus again!

Jun 17, 2013

Super-easy, super-tasty. Had these down by the pool with pita chips. Great snack.

Sep 11, 2013

This hummus is delicious. I wouldn't change a thing, although I made a triple recipe and made two alternatives with part of it: one with steamed yellow squash with cinnamon and cloves and one with chopped basil added. I baked up some pita chips and have been having the best lunches, sampling my 3 dishes alternatively.


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  • Calories
  • 27 kcal
  • 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 28 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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