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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 215.9
  • Total Fat: 12.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 436.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 5.8 g

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Coach Nicole's Yummy Hummus

Submitted by: COACH_NICOLE
Coach Nicole's Yummy Hummus

Introduction

Use as a dip for veggies or a spread on pita and sandwiches. Use as a dip for veggies or a spread on pita and sandwiches.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    2 cups chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
    1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste)
    1/4 cup water
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    juice of 2-3 lemons (about 3 tablespoons)
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon ground cumin

Directions

Place all ingredients into a food processor (or blender) and process until very smooth. Refrigerate in an air-tight container for 7-10 days.






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  • Very Good
    258 of 267 people found this review helpful
    I've been making hummus for years. If you cut a lot of the tahini (even all of it), you save a lot of calories w/out losing too much flavor. Also, if you have a lot of time, peeling the chickpeas creates a much smoother texture. Extra garlic and cayenne can boost flavor make up for missing tahini - 1/22/09

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  • 156 of 158 people found this review helpful
    A trick I learned from The Candle Cafe in NYC is to mix the ingredients FIRST in a bowl, then process. It seems to help everything blend together better. - 7/11/09

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  • 124 of 135 people found this review helpful
    Love it! I love eating hummus with cukes and tomato on a tortilla wrap. I use sesame oil instead of olive oil and omit the tahini. I only use tahini for hummus and sesame oil can be used for stir fry and salads so using sesame oil helps me avoid spoilage problems. - 4/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    113 of 114 people found this review helpful
    I just used a little less oil and it still tasted fabulous! I also use the hummus as the bottom layer in a layered dip, along with guacamole, fresh tomato salsa, fat free sour cream, spring onions, fresh minced tomatoes, and grated low fat cheddar cheese. Delicious! - 6/27/08

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  • Very Good
    106 of 107 people found this review helpful
    I love hummus and have a recipe I worked on for almost a year. I found that if I simmer the beans for about 10 minutes and allow to cool (and don't rinse), the texture is not as grainy and the flavor is more intense. I also use the remaining liquid to help thin the hummus is needed! - 10/8/08

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  • Very Good
    100 of 101 people found this review helpful
    I love hummus but always shy away because of the calories. So instead of tahini and olive oil I substituted Sesame seed oil, 1 tsp. and 1/6 C of liquid from the peas. Turned out very good and the whole recipe was 155 cal. Gotta love that!!!!!! - 9/2/09

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  • 85 of 111 people found this review helpful
    Once again I do not see a serving SIZE...for those concerned about our carbs for diabetic reasons, we need to know how big a serving size is. This shows 21 carbs per serving--but how much is a serving...that could make a difference for diabetics. - 8/24/09

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  • 69 of 70 people found this review helpful
    My recipe only uses on tablespoon of oil and a little bit of the liquid from the chickpeas to get the right texture. Try subbing lime juice for the lemon and add a fair amount of mexican chili powder in addition to the cumin, for a great chili-lime version. - 7/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    54 of 70 people found this review helpful
    I have made this many times. Better than any commercial hummus. Lemon juice is KEY! So happy to see real veggie recipes, not fish recipes. Fish is NOT vegetarian!!!!! - 12/29/07

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  • 38 of 41 people found this review helpful
    Why doesn't anyone post a serving size???? I hate that!! It's a pain in the rear to divide something up to figure out the serving size after you've made it. - 11/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    38 of 41 people found this review helpful
    You make Hummus just like I was taught so, I know that this recipe is fabulous. I sometimes use Cayanne instead of the Cumin. Also, I like to take my diced garlic and put it in my mortor to make smoother! I know Tahini + cals and carbs but, I was taught... Hummus isn't Hummus w/out Tahini!!! - 5/22/09

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  • 37 of 39 people found this review helpful
    I often substitute peanut butter for the tahini and quite enjoy the results. My friends are surprised that this works! - 7/26/09

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  • Very Good
    27 of 27 people found this review helpful
    yummy--i added a roasted red pepper in a addition - 1/26/09

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  • 27 of 32 people found this review helpful
    This recipe sounds good. I happen to love hummus. Why is it thet none or the recipes on Sparkpeople give amount per serving??? I'm sure other poeple have inquired about this. - 7/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    27 of 27 people found this review helpful
    It is amazing. I added more garlic less oil, no salt. My husband wanted to lick the bowl. - 1/27/08

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  • 26 of 29 people found this review helpful
    This is almost like the one we made when we lived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. We would also dice cucumber and tomatoes and garnish with them. We used paprika and parsley as a garnish too. Excellent food! - 1/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 24 people found this review helpful
    Awesome!!! I love hummus and use it on sandwiches as an alternative to mayo! This recipe is GREAT!!! - 5/1/09

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  • 21 of 22 people found this review helpful
    I added 1/4 Cup of Fage yogurt, 1/4 tsp chili powder and less lemon to up the protein. This makes a good salad dressing too. Thin it down with water. - 1/17/09

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  • 20 of 22 people found this review helpful
    How much is a serving? - 8/30/09

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  • Very Good
    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe, but I added spinach leaves and artichoke hearts. Yummy!!! - 8/24/09

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  • 18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Very quick and eay to make. I added a few drops of tabasco sauce and a little roasted red pepper from a jar the second time I made this . - 1/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
    The recipe I've been making for years is very similar to this. I've made it without the Tahini, and it was good, but the Tahini really added a certain creaminess. I love this! It's high in fiber and filling and just fabulous!! I've eaten it with pita crisps and corn chips and veggies. - 7/5/09

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  • 16 of 19 people found this review helpful
    I also would like to see the serving size. It has been left off of several recipes. Can't wait to make my own. I love hummus! - 8/26/09

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  • 15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    This was great! My husband enjoyed it so much, he claimed the leftovers for his lunch the next day! We exchanged our crackers or chips for cucumber slices spread with hummus. Terrific recipe. - 6/12/09

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  • Very Good
    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
    This is almost the exact same recipe that I use for hummus, except I use more oil instead of water. What a great idea and great way to cut fat! Since I've moved to an area where tahini is not readily available I've found that a bit of natural creamy peanut butter will work in a pinch. - 1/9/09

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  • Very Good
    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
    This is almost the exact recipe I use! I love hummus, it is so good! I however don't add the oil into it, I just place the oil on top. I usually add a bit more tahini too, and more garlic because I like more garlic than lemon, heh! Hmm, so tasty! - 1/17/09

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  • Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    My recipe for Hummus is just a little different. A little more lemony if you really like lemons like I do. I use 1 tbal sppon less water and add an extra of the lemon. I also don't use the cumin, it changed the taste to much for my liking. - 11/12/08

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  • Very Good
    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Traditional hummus contains more tahini than this recipe calls for, so I skipped the water and used another 1/4 cup of the tahini. I also added a few chopped scallions....delicious! - 10/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This is so so good. Some roasted tomatoes, a little mint, a little less lemon juice.. w0w. - 11/26/08

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  • 8 of 15 people found this review helpful
    sounds yummy but I usually make the hummous with sun dried tomatoes and a garlic clove and whizz with chickpeas in a blender, will try this version, I like trying new foods!! - 3/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I added parsley, cayenne pepper and more garlic. Perfect! - 2/14/09

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  • 8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I made this for the first time. I couldn't find tahini paste, but I DID find sesame seeds, so I made my own tahini. I used dry chickpeas, and cooked by the quick-cook method. My hummus was not totally smooth. I'm thinking maybe I should go the "long" route next time and soak the chickpeas overnight. - 4/6/08

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  • Bad
    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Could be better without the water. Try a dash of dry crushed mint while blending...turns out real yummy. - 2/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I have been making hummus for years and this recipe is one of the best. I decreased the oil, salt, and tahini just a little. - 1/28/08

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  • Good
    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I don't add water, lemon juice and tahini sauce is enough. Instead of salt and cumin, I use Adobo and Zumac. The secret to my humus is the olive oil, I use the imported kind. It's so thick when I pour it and it makes the humus taste so exotic. I tried the store bought kind but now I'll never go back - 1/27/08

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  • Good
    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I just made up a batch of this and for my taste there is way too much olive oil and a tiny bit too much garlic. I like garlic, but the garlicky edge to hummus should be subtle. I feel a little like I am eating garlic-infused olive oil! - 10/11/07

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  • 8 of 15 people found this review helpful
    You don't need the tahini to make a good Hummus. I am allergic to Sesame seeds, but love Hummus. And make Hummus at home following a similar recipe, and it is soo good. - 9/25/07

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  • Very Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I added a lot more garlic! (8-10 cloves) but I'm a garlic lover;-) - 1/17/09

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  • 7 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I make hummus all the time, delish. I use the juice from the canned chick peas instead of water and less oil. It is great with cucumbers. - 1/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I cut this in half for me and it was very good. I did put in more lemon - 11/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! I used a smidge less water, as I like a thick dip, and it was excellent! I like ICANSOIWILL's idea to use adobo--that'll be my next hummus adventure! Thanks Coach Nicole! - 5/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Incredible!! I added an extra clove of garlic and used slightly less lemon juice but WOW!!! - 5/3/08

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  • Very Good
    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Great taste, love it. - 11/17/07

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Have made this before but i substitute paprika for the cumin powder. Got hooked on this when in the Middle East and it is absolutely delicious. Push the boat out and just use as a dip with some Nan or Pitta bread and a glass of fresh fruit juice. Yumee! - 11/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Wow this is the third Hummus recipe I have gotten off this site and They are all great Thank you !! - 8/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    very good and simple to make - 6/19/09

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  • Good
    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Olive oil and Cayenne pepper is sprinkled on Hummus!
    You start with the garlic and salt, add tahini sauce water and lemon juice and you have a Taratour sauce (it is used for baba ghanoug or meat Shawarma) then you add the hot chickpeas and some water from it, u can freeze remainder, enjoy! - 8/24/09

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  • 5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I've never had hummus before but always wanted to try it. This is absolutely delicious! Thank you. - 8/7/09

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I cut back on the olive oil and added more lemon juice. - 6/24/09

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  • 5 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I love chick peas - 6/23/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I've always bought the premade hummus, so this is a great find for me! I use unleavened bread because of my gout, so I find this a great addition to my recipe file. I will try this very soon. - 5/21/09

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  • 5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Someone said to take out the tehini. If you do so, and still want the seasame flavor, you can substitute olive oil for seasame oil. - 5/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Just made this morning and had some tonight and it is great. - 2/13/09

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  • 5 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Tahiti is sesame seed butter. Make sure you mix well like fresh peanut butter it separates. I replace some of the Chick peas with channellings smother texture. And dump the water too canny - 1/17/09

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    You did it agian, coach Nicole. This was delicious, and for my first try at making hummus it turned out very well. This is a must-have item to keep in the fridge always! - 4/16/08

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Well I've always loved hummus and this was my first attempt at making it. Loved it!!! I put more lemon juice and a bit more olive oil in mine. - 3/13/08

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    good, simple, handy to go to when hungry - 1/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have tahini or cumin, and used 1/4 cup lemon juice and no water. Yummmmm!!!! - 12/29/07

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is very good. I had to leave out the garlic though, as my husband cannot stand the taste of garlic. However, I couldn't tell the difference. My husband is from India, so he loves cumin. - 10/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was excellent - thank you! - 9/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    this was very tasty you can add any spice u want to this one - 8/24/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Similar to what I do. I also add some fresh parsley and ground coriander and cayenne when I make hummus. - 8/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    It was yummy! - 5/31/09

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  • 4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! I made it as stated, and it is wonderful. Thanks - 5/8/09

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    wow this recipe is awesome and so easy! - 5/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    very good grest with flat weight watchers pretzels, good protein source - 2/22/09

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  • 4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    i love hummus and will use the comments to cook the chick peas, maybe toast them will experiment, funny love hummus--not fond of chick peas alone. - 1/3/09

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Awesome,i've made before.New Years Eve party,a huge hit! - 10/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
    We regularly make hummus a LOT like this. For a slightly different flavor, we add a little bit of pinto beans, too. - 9/25/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! - 8/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is SO SO good. The best hummus (I have a similar, well exactly the same) recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks. I know the olive oil is a "good fat" for you but the fat and calories do turn me off. There are lighter recipes using yogurt but blaaaand. I love this! - 8/13/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    That is good hummus! Mine was a little gritty, but could be from my processor. We'll see how it does after sitting in the fridge! - 1/3/08

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  • 3 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Where can I find the tahini? - 7/7/07

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  • 3 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I didn't make this, but I made something very similar a couple weeks ago, and it was soooo yummy... You shoudl tryi this! - 6/15/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe has been requested by my son on more than one occasion. Added a roasted red pepper for a different twist. - 8/29/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I HAVEN'T BEEN A CHICKPEA FAN BUT I ADDED MORE GARLIC AND TRIED THE SUGGESTION ABOUT HAVING IT ON A SANDWICH IT WAS VERY GOOD! - 8/24/09

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I'll give this recipe a try...i love hummus on pretty much anything lol. And this recipe definetly is cutting back on the oil and tahini for me...i'm sure it'll taste great though thanks :) - 7/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    can't wait to try!! - 3/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Not sure what tahini is, other than that I can vouch this is a GREAT recipe! - 12/20/08

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    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very good and good base for adding other ingred for variety! Thanks! - 8/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    sounds wonderful can'rt wait to try it - 7/11/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I've just discovered hummus and it's actually good! - 11/28/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I must say this is very good. - 8/29/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    i love hummus and this sounds a good recipe will be making for friends this weekend to go with my pita crackers - 8/26/09

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    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I have learned to love this stuff!! - 8/24/09

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    sounds yummy, can't wait to try! - 8/24/09

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    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love hummus and this is one great recipe! - 8/24/09

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Will try this real soon - 8/24/09

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Love hummus, but will omit salt. - 8/24/09

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    sounds good to me - 8/24/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful recipe, thanks - 8/24/09

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    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good! - 7/1/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This is yummy - 6/16/09

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    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    very yummy! - 6/14/09

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I love hummus, and it is good for you gotta love that. I will try it - 4/9/09

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I love Hummus wil make this weekend for a baby shower - 3/16/09

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    sounds great - 3/9/09

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    cant quite seem to learn to like hummus....i tried this recipe once it came out ok.... other people liked it so i am sure it was good.... - 1/24/09

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  • Delicious recipe! I substituted the cumin for paprika and added a tbl of fresh parsley from my garden. Definitely keeping this as my go to hummus recipe! - 7/4/14

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  • Can you give a measurement for the serving size? Thanks! It's delicious! - 6/16/14

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