Tahini-free hummus that only takes minutes, and is a favorite with my kids.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a blender or food processor combine garbanzo beans, garlic, cumin, salt and olive oil. Blend on low speed, gradually adding reserved bean liquid, until desired consistency is achieved.

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Nutrition Facts

118.2 calories; 3.7 g protein; 16.5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 501.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2007
I made this the first time by the recipe exactly. I missed the sesame flavor without the sesame paste, but liked the reduced fat/calorie idea. The second time I made it, I decided to use sesame oil instead of olive oil. This way, the calorie/fat difference was negligible, but the sesame flavor was included--YUMMY!! I also doubled the garlic and halved the cumin, as others suggested. I used 1 T lemon juice and added bean juice, as needed, during the blending process. For those on WW, 1/4 of this recipe is 2 points...put it on cucumber spears or carrot chips and you can't go wrong! :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/15/2003
I didn't think that this hummus was good at all. It was way too bland and the cumin made it taste like a bowl of blended up chili beans instead of hummus. It was definitely easy to make but it wasn't worth even that little bit of effort. Read More
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662 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 209
  • 3 star values: 52
  • 2 star values: 19
  • 1 star values: 20
Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2007
I made this the first time by the recipe exactly. I missed the sesame flavor without the sesame paste, but liked the reduced fat/calorie idea. The second time I made it, I decided to use sesame oil instead of olive oil. This way, the calorie/fat difference was negligible, but the sesame flavor was included--YUMMY!! I also doubled the garlic and halved the cumin, as others suggested. I used 1 T lemon juice and added bean juice, as needed, during the blending process. For those on WW, 1/4 of this recipe is 2 points...put it on cucumber spears or carrot chips and you can't go wrong! :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2007
great recipe, if you are looking an alternative to hummus without tahini. i doubled the garlic, halfed the cumin, added a few shakes of ground red pepper, and some lemon juice. you really need to add a little lemon, otherwise the recipe just isn't has "bright". i really enjoyed this one! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2003
This hummus was pretty good but it was sort of bland. It was a lot better after adding paprika a few drops of chili oil and some sesame seeds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2011
OMG! Who would've thought a little can of garbanzo beans could transform into something so delicous! It doesn't get easier or much simpler than this! I put everything into a mini food processor, used sesame oil vs. olive oil and upped the garlic. I also added in the reserved bean liquid as needed along with a splash of lemon juice. I served it topped with a bit of paprika and surrounded by homemade pita chips - YUM! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2006
"Impressive" my very picky husband concluded. He thought it was really good; I thought it was really good. The only thing this recipe was missing was lemon juice. After tasting it I knew it needed a little zip and some of the other recipes had called for it. Just what it needed. I just used the bottled stuff I had in the fridge and that worked wonders! Also, I didn't actually measure out the spices, so I can't verify that the portions given in this are correct. I'm pretty positive I didn't use the entire amount of cumin called for. I also used kosher salt. If you like garlic, I added an extra clove and I loved it. If your mix is gritty at all, don't fret. Just add a little more oil or lemon juice and blend more in the food processor. I think this would have not worked well in the blender. I served it with homemade naan bread and cucumbers. DELICIOUS!! (The first time I made I just ate it with some corn chips and it was great with that too.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2003
I made two variations on this recipe. I left out the cumin and added fresh ground pepper. To one batch I added sun-dried tomatoes and a little crushed red pepper to taste. That was REALLY yummy. To the other batch I added chili paste, minced ginger, soy sauce to taste. The chili paste gives it a real kick. I'm thinking kalamata olives and artichokes may work, too. Awesome recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2003
This recipe is yummy and easy to make. It is even better if you blend in the juice of half a lemon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
My girl scout troop made this and it was a big hit with them! Parents are now asking for this recipe. Note: I liked it even better with 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice added. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2003
Delicious and easy. My two-year old and I made this together and she thinks it is yummy too! Leaving out the tahini saves a lot of calories. Try it with a tablespoon of dijon mustard blended in for a more grown-up taste. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/15/2003
I didn't think that this hummus was good at all. It was way too bland and the cumin made it taste like a bowl of blended up chili beans instead of hummus. It was definitely easy to make but it wasn't worth even that little bit of effort. Read More
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