Makes everything better…

Nothing is easier nor more delicious than fresh hummus. It can be served with or on anything and always makes things so much better, i.e. veggies. Hummus only consists of 5 ingredients, most of these ingredients you might already have in your pantry. The one ingredient you might not already have in your pantry is tahini paste. Tahini paste is a sesame paste that is extremely popular in Middle Eastern dishes and some Asian and Indian dishes as well. This paste gives hummus the classic hummus flavor and is absolutely critical in making hummus. You can get tahini paste in your local grocery market typically in the “ethnic” foods aisle. 1 jar will last a couple years, so “yay!” to making as much hummus as your little heart desires! 🙂


Yields: 1 1/2 Cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0


  • 1 16 oz can Garbanzo Beans rinsed and drained, (aka Chickpeas)
  • 3 cloves of Garlic minced
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 4 Tb Tahini Paste
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • Sprinkle of Paprika for garnishing, optional


  1. Pour garbanzo beans, minced garlic, and tahini paste in a food processor or blender, pulse together while adding lemon juice and olive oil. Sprinkle paprika for garnish and serve with pita chips, fresh pita bread, vegetables, etc. TIP: If you like your hummus creamier use more olive oil, but only add in small quantities and keep checking the hummus until you achieve the consistency you desire.

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Categories: Appetizers, Side Dishes

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