Smooth Simple Hummus Recipe

Smooth Simple Hummus Recipe

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 48.7
  • Total Fat: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 62.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 1.4 g

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Simple, smooth and delish! Simple, smooth and delish!
Number of Servings: 24


    •One 15-ounce can (425 grams) chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans
    •1/4 cup (59 ml) fresh lemon juice, about 1 large lemon
    •1/4 cup (59 ml) tahini (I used Krinos)
    •Half of a large garlic clove, minced
    •2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for serving
    •1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    •2 to 3 tablespoons water
    •Dash of ground paprika for serving


Most likely the hummus will be too thick or still have tiny bits of chickpea. To fix this, with the food processor turned on, slowly add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water until the consistency is perfect.


1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine tahini and lemon juice. Process for 1 minute. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl then turn on and process for 30 seconds. This extra time helps “whip” or “cream” the tahini, making smooth and creamy hummus possible.

2. Add the olive oil, minced garlic and cumin to whipped tahini and lemon juice. Process for 30 seconds, scrape sides and bottom of bowl then process another 30 seconds.

3. Open can of chickpeas, drain liquid then rinse well with water. Add half of the chickpeas to the food processor then process for 1 minute. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl, add remaining chickpeas and process for 1 to 2 minutes or until thick and quite smooth.

To Serve
1.Scrape the hummus into a bowl then drizzle about 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the top and sprinkle with paprika.

To Store
1.Store homemade hummus in an airtight container and refrigerate up to one week.

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Soooo good!! Tip, you can use liquid from the can of garbanzo beans in place of the water for an even smoother consistency. - 1/8/19

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    nice - 7/9/21

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    Very Good
    Tasty party recipe. - 1/22/21

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    Loved that its so tasty. - 10/28/19

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    Very Good
    Very easy and very good - 4/22/17

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    This hummus recipe it Is absolutely delicious! Love it! - 3/13/17

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    This is about the best homemade hummus recipe I've ever tasted, and it's easy. I did add about 2 Tbl of water, as suggested, to get the consistency I wanted. I've used it as a dip for crudite, but not yet to make a veggie wrap. Will try that next. - 4/5/14