November 16, 2005

Classic Hummus


16 oz canned chickpeas
2 cloves garlic
juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
salt to taste

In a large saucepan, heat the chickpeas (in their liquid) until warm. Drain chickpeas, reserving liquid. Place chickpeas, tahini. garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic powder into a blender or food processor. Blend on high until smooth, adding some of the reserved liquid to achieve a smooth texture. Sample and add more garlic, lemon or salt according to taste. Note: the flavor of the hummus will mellow when refrigerated.

Serving suggestion: serve cold on a plate sprinkled with paprika and a drizzle of olive oil. Great with warmed pita and fresh vegetables or served with falafel.


  1. I was just looking for a hummus recipe! Where do you buy tahini, or do you make it youself?

  2. We have tahini on the health food shelves of some supermarkets here, in Finland.


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