Hummus Amongus

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Serves: 12,Yield: 24tablespoons
  • About This Recipe

    “There’s a large Middle Eastern population in Bayridge Brooklyn and amazing restaurants line the avenues…hummus is served with every dish on the menu…it’s one of my favorite things in the whole wide world…if you haven’t tried it, please do. I think you’ll love it!”

    Ingredients

  • 1 (15ounce) cans chickpeas
  • 1/4 cuptahini paste
  • 3tablespoonsfresh lemon juice
  • 1garlic clove
  • 1/4 teaspoonground cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • Directions

  • Drain beans; reserve water.
  • In a food processor or blender add beans and all the ingredients.
  • Process until smooth.
  • If mixture is too thick, add some of the reserved liquid from the beans to dilute to a desired consistency.
  • Serve at room temperature with pita bread, grilled pork, lamb or chicken.
  • Reviews

  • “a simple, straightforward recipe for yummy hummus! when i served it, i sprinkled paprika and toasted pine nuts on top. you can also drizzle a good extra-virgin olive oil over it.UPDATE: this recipe is so yummy — and super easy. i’ve always added oil or water to thin out the hummus, never the chick pea water (“reserve water”) & this is by all means my now preferred method. thanks! :)”

  • “I like hummus so was pleased to find this recipe.If anything it is much nicer than the commercially made hummus. I found it very easy to make. I didn’t put it in the processor, just mashed it up and added the other ingredients. It made a coarser texture but I wasn’t using it as a spread or dip, I used it with salad as a main dish.”

  • “This was the first time I’ve tasted hummus, let alone make it, and I was very thrilled with the results. I used garlic paste instead of a clove, so I’m not sure if I used the right amount. The lemon juice is also very dominant. This makes a really nice spread for my sandwiches.”

  • “This is now one of the favorite snacks in the house! It’s so easy to make, and extremely popular. I just made it for the second time tonight, doubling the batch, and it still disappeared! (Of course, I definitely helped make that happen :D)”

  • “This is an excellent hummus recipe!I used reserved chickpea water to get the right thickness and also added a dash of cayenne pepper for some additional kick!”

  • “Fabulous!Simple, easy, fast, delicious! >br/

  • “Great recipe.Hummus is such a simple and healthy recipe to prepare, it is always great to have some fresh on hand for any occasion.I made as directed, however instead of using the leftover liquid from the chickpea can, I added olive oil to thin.I use as a spread on sandwiches or a dip for black bean tortilla chips.Thank you, Gingerbee!”

  • “This is a recipe I will make again.I used my blender to mix it and it did end up a bit thick so I will follow the other recommendations to thin it just a bit with something.It had a mild flavor, which my kids like.I used 1/4 teaspoon dried garlic instead of the clove, but otherwise followed the directions.We ate it with Aldi’s Pita Chips.It made enough for myself and 5 of my children.”

  • “I will make this now instead of buying it!!! I toast my ground cumin in a dry pan, use sea salt and freshly ground black pepper plus the rest of the ingredients. I am off to buy more canned chickpeas for a piddly amount instead of the 5$ (Canadian) hummus that is smaller than a double batch of this.”

  • “Great basic hummus recipe. I loved that the recipe didn’t call for any oil (I try and cut calories wherever I can). I did add extra lemon and a tad more cumin. When I make it next time I’ll use a little less tahini, just preference. I’m looking forward to using this on veggie sandwiches. Thanks for posting this super easy, healthy and yummy recipe!”

  • “This is a great, basic recipe for hummus that takes no time at all to put together.Thanks so much.”

  • “I’ve made this my “go to” recipe for hummus since finding it here!I never thought to add cumin before – it really helps bring out the flavor.I usually add a bit more pepper and garlic and a little of the juice from the beans and then let the food processor whirl until it’s super-creamy!Delicious!”

  • “Very good, but needed an extra clove of garlic, about a tablespoon of extra lemon juice and some olive oil to really make it sing.”

  • “SO DELICIOUS! I added a little more oil to make it smoother, and a touch more garlic as per my hubby’s preference.Really great flavour!”

  • “Great recipe! I added sun dried tomatoes and people were begging for more :-)”

  • “I’ve made this recipe many, many times and my whole family loves it. Not too spicy, not too garlicy – it’s just perfect! We eat it chilled — if we can wait long enough, that is.”

  • “Reminds me of my trip to Turkey!One thing I would fix though, try serving it warm or a bit steamy.I think it’s ten times better!”

  • “love this recipe. Hummus is so expensive at the grocery store it’s worth it to make yourself. Very easy .”

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