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Make Your Own Hummus - Basic Recipe

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“The flavor possibilities are endless! Even when they are sale, the tubs of hummus in the markets are a bit pricey. Take the time to make your own. It's really easy and lower fat because I use the bean liquid for moisture instead of streams of olive oil or tahini. I got two hugely genuine, UNSOLICITED comments from my mother AND grandmother (that's BIG, believe me...) I also like to open people's minds a bit. My family, just the night before, had proclaimed their determined hatred for anything "curry" or "cumin". After they gobbled this hummus for several minutes, and asked me how I made it, I proudly proclaimed the spice combo I used! Give everything a chance! Who knows, you might actually like it : > This recipe can easily be doubled.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté the onions in the oil for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add minced garlic and spices and sauté another 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  3. Be sure to keep stirring to avoid sticking or the garlic getting too dark.
  4. Drain the chickpeas, reserving their liquid.
  5. Add them to a blender or food processor with just enough liquid to blend.
  6. If using a blender, like I have, be patient, and keep scraping down the sides.
  7. Once chickpeas are somewhat smooth, add the sautéed onion, garlic and spice mixture from the stove and blend until combined.
  8. Scrape into a bowl and add lime/lemon juice if using, and fold in fresh parsley or cilantro.
  9. Serve with grilled pita or as a dip for fresh veggies.

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