Basic Hummus

Basic Hummus

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"This basic recipe for hummus is quick and easy, and it tastes great with pita bread or veggies."


20 m servings 53 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 53 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 70 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir the garlic in olive oil for approximately 3 minutes, until tender.
  2. Place garbanzo beans in a blender or food processor with approximately 1 teaspoon reserved liquid. Process until smooth. Mix in the garlic, sesame seeds, salt and pepper. Blend to desired consistency, increasing the amount of reserved garbanzo bean liquid as desired. Chill in the refrigerator until serving.
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  1. 75 Ratings


This is a good recipe for hummus, but is even better when you toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet until they pop, puree with the olive oil to make a drizzly paste, then add the rest of the s...

This is an excellent recipe for basic hummus. It's very easy to add other ingredients if you want to try different flavors.

I always thought hummus was hard to make, so I never tried to make it until now. This recipe is so easy & it taste great. I multiplied this recipe by 4 & I had very little left over.

This is super quick and easy, and great for dipping veggies in. I reduced the oil to 1 tbsp. and used 4 cloves of garlic.

I felt the garlic was a bit strong, even though I love garlic. I added lemon juice and more bean juice as I blended because is seemed very thick to me. Next time I will add half the garlic and...

Will try adding spice next time i.e. basil, oregano

This was the first time I tried making hummus at home. Loved it!! Yes, it was a little plain - but it was a BASIC recipe. You can definitely use this one and add whatever you want.

I usually make the Hummus III recipe (which is excellent), but I was out of tahini and went looking for a different recipe without tahini. This one just didn't measure up.

This is an excellent recipe for basic hummus. Simple to make and delicious, it is sure to please event he most discriminating tastes.