Rating: 4.38 stars
391 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 231
  • 4 star values: 101
  • 3 star values: 39
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 5

This hummus can be made 1 day ahead. Keep it refrigerated, and bring to room temperature before serving. Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds and can be found in many grocery stores.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In an electric food processor, combine garlic, garbanzo beans, tahini, and lemon juice. Process until the mixture is smooth. Add roasted peppers and basil; process until the peppers are finely chopped. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer hummus to small bowl, cover and chill until you are ready to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

445 calories; protein 15.9g; carbohydrates 44.1g; fat 26.9g; sodium 908.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (288)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2005
Excellent recipe. I hesitated to purchase the huge jar of tahini at $5+, but now have confidence that it will get used up just from this recipe alone. I only added about 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, and it's perfect. By the way, garbanzo beans and chickpeas are the same thing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/09/2012
This recipe just did not workl. WAY too much lemon WAY too much tahini. Read More
(12)
391 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 231
  • 4 star values: 101
  • 3 star values: 39
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2005
Excellent recipe. I hesitated to purchase the huge jar of tahini at $5+, but now have confidence that it will get used up just from this recipe alone. I only added about 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, and it's perfect. By the way, garbanzo beans and chickpeas are the same thing. Read More
(221)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
This is awesome!! It gets better after sitting in the fridge. I attempted hummus one other time with a yucky mess...this is THE recipe for great hummus. It's basic, quick, and very flavorful. While my kids (2yrs & 5yrs) thought it was too garlicky, I thought it was exactly right (it also mellows a little after a day or two)Also, I don't buy tahini (since I can never find small amounts) I just toasted sesame seeds until fragrant (not browned) and whipped them into a paste with 1 tsp. oil and used that for my recipe. This will be a staple in our house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2004
This was wonderful! Made a few small changes though: only added 1 clove of garlic, reduced lemon juice to 2 tablespoons, subbed in 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil for the tahini (I had none), and used chickpeas in place of the garbonzo beans. After that there was no reason to season with salt and pepper because it was perfect. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2004
I was unsure about red peppers in hummus normally a favorite sammie filling for me but I gathered up my courage and dumped them in anyway and am I glad! My children ate this up my eight yo said she likes it better than our usual recipe and my toddler decided to forego the pita bread altogether and just eat the hummus with a spoon! I put it in sammies with kalamata olives chopped fresh red pepper chopped cucumber feta cheese with lemon juice olive oil and balsamic vinegar sprinkled on top. One problem with the instructions: the intro says bring to room temp before serving but the directions say to chill until ready to serve. Maybe you are supposed to keep your house very cold?:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2003
This is a nice recipe although I would cut down on the amount of tahini; I found that it had a little bitter after taste that wasn't exactly what I was aiming for. It was well received by the adults at the party but virtually every kid turned their nose up (as kids are apt to do!). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2006
I usually prefer my hummus to be more grainy and I'd never had it with roasted red peppers before but I was in the mood for something different. Well I'm glad that this was the recipe I picked! It was very good with home-baked pita chips. I only had Realemon juice on hand so I cut down on the listed amount and it was fine. For sure something I would make for a party. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
i made this hummus as a class project for a 6th grade class and it ws gone after 10 minutes!! this is kid friendly and adult friendly. Everyone should try it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
This is by far the best hummus recipie I have made (and believe me I have tried a lot). It even tastes great without the red pepper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2003
Very tangy and yummy! I made the hummus in my blender and it worked very well. Thanks Holly! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/09/2012
This recipe just did not workl. WAY too much lemon WAY too much tahini. Read More
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