Friday, February 20, 2015


I've been making my own hummus for several years, but somehow the recipe never made it on here!

This is the first time I've made it since we moved, because I had a hard time getting my hands on tahini.   Our other commissary sold it, but this one doesn't and neither does the Dillon's I shop at.   I finally ended up buying it on Amazon for the same price I've paid in store.  =)

Hummus is easy, delicious and a healthy alternative to dips!

Here is the recipe:

  • 1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
  • 3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Drain (and keep) liquid from chickpeas.  Measure out 1/4 cup of liquid.
Blend everything together in food processor until it reaches the consistency you like.
Serve with warm or toasted pita bread or your favorite veggies.

I found the recipe here.

1 comment:

Jo said...

I love hummus. I haven't gotten a chance to find tahini here either, but I never thought to just look on Amazon! Good idea. Actually, in Japan I just bought ground sesame seeds instead and added a little extra olive oil - that seemed to work out fine. :)

Have you ever added paprika or cumin? I am in love with those spices, especially in hummus. Yum, yum.