Hummus (Garbanzo Beans Dip)

by Erica Dinho on May 17, 2009

HummusHummus is one of my favorite dips and I usually just buy it store made, but it’s always good to make it at home as it’s easy and you can adjust the taste to your liking.



(About 11/2 cups)

  • 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 Garlic clove, crushed
  • ¼ cup water
  • 5 tablespoons of Tahini
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Cilantro for garnish (optional)


  1. Place the garbanzo beans and garlic in a food processor and mix for about 20 seconds.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and process to form a smooth paste.
  3. Serve or store in a covered container in the refrigerator.
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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 rebecca subbiah May 17, 2009 at 2:55 PM

I love hummus need to stop being lazy and make it from scatch he he


2 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie May 18, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Very nice! I’ve never made hummus at home myself yet.


3 Hélène May 18, 2009 at 8:57 PM

Thanks for your comment. I love hummus. We make it often for snacks.


4 Soma May 19, 2009 at 7:27 AM

Mine too! I love hummus & make it using flavors in it too. It is such a versaltie thing to have.


5 Teanna May 20, 2009 at 1:52 PM

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE hummus! Yours looks so deliciously creamy!


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