Dip, spread and all-around great snack; with only a whisper of garlic, this hummus is smooth, creamy and flavorful and it serves 6 – 8 people.

1 can chickpeas
1/4 cup tahini paste
1/4 cup olive oil
1 small garlic clove
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup water

  1. Place everything except water and olive oil in a food processor and begin to process.; add water and olive oil as needed to make a smooth purée.
  2. Taste and add more garlic, cumin, lemon juice, salt and pepper as needed. Serve drizzled with more olive oil and sprinkle with extra cumin.
  3. Serve with pita chips, pita bread, crackers or raw veggies.


Note:  The Italian chef in me will sometimes add, mascarpone or ricotta cheese to the hummus. A few tablespoons of cream will also work some magic. Give it a try, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.


2 thoughts on “Hummus

  1. Bravo on the garlic restraint! For some reason, every recipe in the US calls for 3-4 cloves, the hummus turns then into a garlic dip. Same goes for pesto.

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