Basic Hummus recipe

Basic Hummus recipe
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 20


  • 1 pint chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, drained 
  • 1 pc. medium garlic clove, peeled and smashed (already in the jar)
  • Juice of 1 medium lemon
  • 1/4 cup roasted tahini**
  • 1/4 cup water, plus more as needed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more to serve
  • Salt (you may have already added to the jar so taste the hummus before adding more)


  • Place beans, garlic, half of the lemon juice, tahini, water, olive oil, and a big pinch of salt in a food processor fitted with a blade attachment and process until smooth. If the hummus is too thick, pulse in more water, a tablespoon at a time, until the desired consistency is reached.
  • Taste, adding more salt and lemon juice as needed. To serve, place in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil and a dash of paprika(optional).
  • Other flavors that could be added either in the jars or when canning:
    Sundried tomatoes: 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (coarsely chopped not packed in oil)Rosemary: 1/4 t. of dried rosemary
    Roasted Garlic:  You could add roasted garlic instead
    Roasted Red Peppers: Add 1/2 pepper per jar or add to hummus in processor.


*Tahini is a paste made from ground, hulled sesame seeds. 
Keyword Hummus