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Recipe Thursday-Hummus

Posted on October 14th, 2010 | Posted in Appetizer, Recipes

I’ve always been told how easy hummus is to make, but I hadn’t ever made it until last weekend!  For years I’d referred friends to another friend’s blog that features many amazing recipes.  They’d all proceed to make her delicious hummus recipes, in many varieties, but I had never attempted them. So I decided it was my time to make my own Hummus.  I went through many different recipe options before choosing the one that I made. I wanted a basic hummus and I was very pleased with the outcome, after a few modifications to the recipe. I’d like to add that hummus is a perfect appetizer to bring to a party, you can dip practically anything in it.


Yield 2 Cups


1-15.5 ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed (991647)
3 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil (992055)
1/4 cup water
1 garlic clove, minced (991057)
pinch cayenne pepper (CQC017)
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (990323)


Process all of the ingredients in a food processor until smooth, about 40 seconds.  Transfer to a serving bowl and chill until the flavors have blended, at least 30 minutes.  Note: I thought that the hummus tasted better after sitting for 24 hours in the fridge. I recommend pouring a little olive oil on top of the hummus and sprinkling with cayenne pepper to serve. Serve cold with fresh cut pita, pita chips, crackers or crudités.

Recipe adapted from The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook

2 Responses to “Recipe Thursday-Hummus”

  1. I know – I avoided making it for years too! But with my first recipe, I was hooked at how easy it was to make.
    This looks tasty!

  2. Now I need to try some of your recipes!!

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