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My Favorite Hummus Recipe


Hummus with Parsley Garnish

Spring is in the air….that means it’s hummus time at our house!

Hummus is an easy-to-make pureed chickpea dish that can be eaten many different ways:  a dip for veggies, pita bread, chips or pretzels, a sandwich spread, or mixed into a green salad.

My kids love hummus.  Lately, a fantastic local brand “Holy Land” has taken over as their favorite (I think they like the ultra smooth texture). But nonetheless, they still like mommy’s homemade hummus.

My Favorite Hummus Recipe


  • 1 – 15 oz. can chick peas OR if using cooked beans, use 1 & 2/3 cups (1.66 cups)
  • 3 Tablespoons reserved can liquid (or 3 Tablespoons water)
  • 1/4 cup (0.25 cup) tahini
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/4 cup (0.25 cup) olive oil
  • sea salt to taste (I used 1/4 teaspoon)


  1. Add all ingredients in a food processor or blender
  2. Mix until well blended

Our family weighs in:

  • Son liked it.
  • Daughter liked it.
  • Husband liked it.
  • I loved it.

Chef’s notes:

  • Tahini is a sesame paste sometimes found in the peanut butter aisle or natural foods aisle.
  • There are loads of hummus recipes at and all over the Internet.  You’re certain to find a favorite.

Do you make your own hummus?  What’s your favorite kind?

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3 thoughts on “My Favorite Hummus Recipe

  1. Sarah

    One recipe that I use is from the cookbook 1000 Vegetarian Recipes. It includes fresh parsley and grated carrot. I like being able to sneak extra vegetables into the kids whenever I can!

  2. Chef Dennis

    thanks for the comment on my hummus….no super food processor just a Cuisinart, I used canned roasted red peppers and they add some moisture and smoothness to the hummus.. plus i do pulse the hell out of it…lol…

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