Traditional Hummus

Traditional Hummus

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 65.2
  • Total Fat: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 128.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g

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Introduction

Start with this simple but flavorful recipe, then add in anything you'd like! Try it with fresh herbs like chives, cilantro, rosemary, or thyme.
Start with this simple but flavorful recipe, then add in anything you'd like! Try it with fresh herbs like chives, cilantro, rosemary, or thyme.

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 (14.5-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    1/2 cup white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    2 cloves garlic
    1 tablespoon tahini
    1/4 cup lemon or lime juice
    1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    1/4 teaspoon paprika
    1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper



Tips

For extra creamy hummus, heat the beans in the microwave for 30 seconds before blending.


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To cut the fat from this recipe, I left out the olive oil and swapped half the tahini for white beans. Drizzle with good olive oil just before serving, if desired. (Calories not included.)


Directions

Puree all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Slowly add water one tablespoon at a time (up to 1/2 cup) until the hummus reaches your desired consistency.


Serving Size: Makes 2 cups; 1/4 cup per serving

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Using canned beans is the best way to assure a creamy texture--sometimes starting from dried beans, it's hard to get them soft enough. Mix with some yogurt and use as a lowfat high flavor sandwich spread. Add red pepper flakes instead of cayenne to control the heat factor. - 8/21/12

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  • Very Good
    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Try making a black bean hummus (although technically, I think it's hummus only when made with chick peas. Consider it a black bean dip!) Use black beans, garlic, cummin, salt, white pepper, fresh oregano and olive oil. Dip with pita, cuban crackers, fresh green bell pepper strips. Really delicious. - 8/21/12

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  • 12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    You can use white beans such as great northern as a sub for garbanzos- A friend of mine who has gout cannot eat them, but can eat the great northerns, and they are great in hummus. - 8/21/12

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  • 7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Ruthey01, Sparkspeople has an awesome black bean hummus dip. I make it up, freeze portions for future use. Very yummy! - 8/21/12

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I didn't know if I was going to like this or not but it turns out that I do. Go figure. I used it on a pita stuffed with spinach and turkey in place of miracle whip. - 8/21/12

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I liked this but I did leave out the tahini-just did not have any. I like the suggestion for Great Northern beans too. - 8/24/12

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'm not a tahini fan, so I put olives in it instead (some to process and then add bits for extra flavor). I don't need to worry about sodium though. - 8/23/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is the first time making my own hummus-and completely from scratch; dry beans and raw sunflower seeds! I added bit of kosher salt for my own taste---Delicious! - 1/31/13

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is very good. I didn't change a thing. - 8/21/12

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love Hummus but never tried it with vinegar before. Should be interesting! Ruthey, I've used edamame instead of chickpeas before and it turns out really well - except that it's not real hummus and it's green (I'm also not sure that you would be able to skip the olive oil and still get it smooth) - 8/21/12

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  • Bad
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I like my hummus the real way - with lots of organic olive oil and tasting of tahini. A high-quality dried chickpea from for example Rancho Gordo will produce an exquisite taste. - 9/7/12

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did not use any tahini, but it all tasted great and it was very budget friendly, too! - 11/27/17

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tahni is easy to make in a food processor. Otherwise look for sunflower paste/butter in the store; Target sells it. It's nearly the same. - 4/23/16

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I add olives, a little olive oil, more garlic and lots of cummin. - 1/28/13

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  • O.K.
    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I detest chickpeas. Suggestions for a substitute? - 8/21/12

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  • looks good - 5/17/21

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  • Incredible!
    love hummus - 5/3/21

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  • sounds good - 4/9/21

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  • Incredible!
    My family loves carrots - 4/6/21

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  • Very Good
    Better than store-bought! - 4/4/21

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  • Trying this today - 3/14/21

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  • Not for me. - 3/14/21

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  • Incredible!
    yum - 3/8/21

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  • Very Good
    great recipe to base hummus off of~ - 12/24/20

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  • Good
    Ok - 11/22/20

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  • Incredible!
    I make this about every other week. I keep it in the fridge and snack on it when I get that empty feeling. I usually have veggies to have with it I do toast my pita bread when it is getting older and store in a container in the fridge also - 11/15/20

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  • pretty tasty - 9/21/20

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  • Good
    good - 9/16/20

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  • love this - 6/20/20

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  • Incredible!
    love the idea of extra beans instead of oil and tahini, (used butter beans, any white bean would work) used1/2 teasp salt, 1/2 cumin, paprika touch garlic powder, a bit more lemon, no vinegar. Used all the liquid from the chick peas--a bit thin, added 1 tab flax too. Will cut back amount bean liquid - 6/9/20

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  • looks good - 5/30/20

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  • very interesting - 5/12/20

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  • Very Good
    Good with veggies and pita crackers. - 5/3/20

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  • Great idea - 12/9/19

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  • O.K.
    Ok - 12/6/19

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  • I love hummus. - 11/11/19

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  • Looks good! - 11/10/19

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  • it is ok - 11/2/19

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  • Incredible!
    - 11/2/19

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  • Very Good
    Very good flavor profile. Thanks. - 11/2/19

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  • Incredible!
    Perfect! - 8/30/19

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  • O.K.
    Ok, but store bought still better.. - 8/28/19

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  • Thanks - 8/10/19

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  • So very good! - 8/1/19

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  • Great recipe to try on the weekend when my sister comes for dinner. Thanks for sharing. - 6/12/19

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    - 5/9/19

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  • yummy - 5/3/19

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  • Very Good
    love this - 5/2/19

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  • I found hummus powder in the bins for an inexpensive price per pound. I liked the taste, too.
    - 2/24/19

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  • Very Good
    Great party recipe. - 2/21/19

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  • I hate anything hot, so skip the cayenne. - 2/4/19

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  • Incredible!
    This was my first time trying a hummus recipe, and I was surprised how good it was. - 1/17/19

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  • Very Good
    Good - 1/16/19

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  • Incredible!
    I love this. Great to dip with so many things. - 1/11/19

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  • I made this but I think I am not a fan of hummus. I love roasted chickpeas and will stick to that in the future. - 12/28/18

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  • not for me - 12/5/18

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  • Will try. - 12/3/18

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  • NICE - 11/27/18

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  • interesting.... - 10/19/18

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  • thank you - 9/22/18

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  • tasty - 9/17/18

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  • I've recently discovered that I like hummus. - 8/30/18

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  • I tried the canned beans and had a better texture! I used black pepper and kept the heat down a bit more! - 8/30/18

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  • This looks amazing - 8/19/18

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  • O.K.
    Trying to used to the flavor & texture - 8/15/18

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  • Incredible!
    yum. - 8/12/18

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  • Ate chickpeas with breakfast scramble. - 6/10/18

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  • I have never bought tahini. Where do I find that in the grocery store? - 6/7/18

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  • Excellent hummus. - 6/7/18

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  • Yum! - 5/9/18

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  • Love this stuff - 5/3/18

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  • Thanks for sharing this recipe. - 4/9/18

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  • Incredible!
    Love this recipe. I rinse the organic beans several times before I put them in the food processor to remove any excess sodium. Yummy! - 4/1/18

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  • Great recipe. I use great northern beans because they have a creamier texture. - 3/31/18

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  • Bad
    I live in hummus country, white kidney beans and vinegar is not part of your "traditional" hummus! - 3/27/18

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  • Good
    This is much better with sun dried tomatoes or red pepper in it. - 2/24/18

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  • Delicious recipe. Very creamy. I will make this again. - 2/23/18

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  • Fabulous - 2/20/18

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  • I need to buy tahini! - 12/26/17

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  • Very Good
    Delicious and great for the Holidays - 11/27/17

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  • I have to watch my sodium intake. I make mine from dried beans, using no salt, and overcooking them in a crockpot to make them easier to blend into the proper consistancy. I use no tahini and add spices to suit my taste of the day. - 10/8/17

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  • Incredible!
    Great - 10/5/17

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  • Love it! - 9/13/17

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  • Very Good
    GARLIC, BLACK OLIVES FOR DAILY YUM. LITTLE SPANISH PAPRIKA WHEN SERVING TO A PARTY. GIVES IT THAT COLOR AND ZING!! - 8/28/17

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  • Might try this
    - 8/14/17

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  • Incredible!
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    - 8/13/17

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  • Incredible!
    Couldn't find the Tahini so made it without and it was still good. - 8/12/17

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  • Thanks for sharing - 8/1/17

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  • Very Good
    A favorite. I lilke making my own chipeas from dried beans to prevent sodium - 7/13/17

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  • Good recipe for hummus - 6/15/17

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  • Very Good
    I like the bean combo Great taste - 5/9/17

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  • looking good - 4/13/17

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  • One of the better dip recipes I've tried. - 4/4/17

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  • never thought to heat the beans before blending. even with canned beans its creamier =) - 3/8/17

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  • gonna get it done for tonight !!! - 2/2/17

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  • Yumm - 1/25/17

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  • Don't you mean you swapped the white beans for half the tahini?

    And aren't we supposed to have some healthy fat to help get the nourishment from our carbs?
    - 4/29/16

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  • Can't wait to make hummus but where do I find tahini???? I have looked and looked. What would be a substitute? Please help. Thanks, Barbara - 10/20/15

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  • There was too much lemon juice in this for me, but it turned out good when I added the rest of the can of white beans and some more chickpeas. When I make it again, I'll cut the lemon juice in half. - 1/28/15

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  • Very Good
    Not bad! I'll eat it :) Perfect for a snack that isn't too carb heavy yet adds some fiber. As for the tahini - I love it, but it's hard to come by where I live. Instead, I used creamy peanut butter (crunchy works well too with a nice, crunchy texture) - I can hardly tell the difference. - 5/22/14

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