1 (15-oz) can chickpeas or 1 1/2 cups (250 g) cooked chickpeas

1 Tbsp tahini, more to taste

1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon)

1 small garlic clove

2 Tbsp (30 ml) extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving

1/2 tsp ground cumin

Salt and pepper to taste

Water to thin texture (optional)


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the tahini and lemon juice and process for 1 minute, scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl then process for 30 seconds more.
  2. Add the olive oil, minced garlic, cumin, and a 1/2 tsp of salt to the whipped tahini and lemon juice. Process for 30 seconds, scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl then process another 30 seconds or until well blended.
  3. Add salt and pepper. Add water if desired. Makes 1.5 cups of hummus. Will keep in the fridge for 1 week. Serve with sliced cucumber or bell pepper.

Suggestions: Hummus is very easy to customize. For a different flavor try adding one of the following: Kalamata olives, roasted red pepper, lime and cilantro, pickled beets, extra garlic, or extra lemon juice.

Nutrition facts for 2 Tablespoons:

Protein: 3g, Fiber: 2 g, Carbs: 8g, Calories: 88

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