Traditional Hummus Recipe

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hummus recipe

Hummus is one of my favorite snacks—its packed full of protein and its taste great on a variety of my favorite foods! It can be expensive to buy on a regular basis, but if you’ve got 15 minutes and a food processor you can whip up some all your own & its just as delicious as store bought!

traditional hummus

Traditional Hummus Recipe
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 15 oz can garbanzo beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1?4 cup tahini
  • 1?4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1?2 tsp cumin
  • Paprika
  • 1?2-1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil + extra if necessary to reach desired consistency
  • 2-3 tbsp water
  1. In the bowl of a food processor combine tahini & lemon juice and process for 1 minute; scrape edges and process for an additional 30-45 seconds. In order to get smooth creamy hummus you really need to take the time to process each set of ingredients and allow each to reach a really creamy smooth consistency.
  2. Add 2 tbsp olive oil, minced garlic, salt & cumin to the food processor. Process for 30 seconds; scrape edges and process and additional 30-45 seconds.
  3. Add 1?2 the rinsed and drained chickpeas and process for 1 minute; scrape edges and add the remaining chickpeas and process for 1-2 minutes or longer if large chunks of chickpeas remain.
  4. Now in order to get that store-bought consistency slowly add 1 additional tbsp of olive oil then water until you achieve the texture you’re looking for. Do not add too much water---no more than 3 tbsp should be sufficient.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with paprika.
  6. Serve & enjoy! Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator!


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Ashley is a happily married stay at home mom to a beautiful little girl and a little boy. Ashley and her husband come from a small town and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like GREAT FOOD. They love to try out new recipes and experiment in the kitchen together, but also enjoy reading, painting and photography.

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  1. Sheila K. says:

    I love making my own hummus!