Hummus is the one recipe that my husband taught me that I have kept in my recipe repertoire.  The great thing about hummus is that it not only is easy (my 4-year old loves to make it with very little help from me), but so customizable.  This is a base recipe for hummus. You can add more or less seasoning, or a whole variety of herbs to make it to fit your personal taste. Top it with roasted red peppers or pesto instead of pine nuts. Make it personal, and enjoy!


  • Preparation Time: 10 min.
  • Cook Time: 10 min.
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern


  • 28 oz. chick peas, drained
  • 3 Tbsp. tahini
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice


  • 1
    In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • 2
    Add more salt, garlic and/or lemon juice to taste.
  • 3
    To serve, drizzle with olive oil and garnish with pine nuts and a sprinkle of paprika. Serve with sliced veggies, pita chips, tortilla chips, or put it in a sandwich or wrap!

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