Best Hummus

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."


10 m servings 27 cals
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Original recipe yields 32 servings



  • Calories:
  • 27 kcal
  • 1%
  • Fat:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.5g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 28 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.


  • 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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  1. 28 Ratings


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 pe...

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. Th...

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!

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.

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 ...

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

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!

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 ...

I added 6 tablespoons tahini. Just personal preference. I also added a small pinch of cayenne pepper.