This is a bold, flavorful hummus with a bit of heat. The lemon juice and zest give a wonderful brightness that my children and grandchildren seem to love. The ingredients are usually available in my pantry, so I can make this at a moment's notice. This, of course, is to my taste, and I like lots of flavor, so a little goes a long way. I hope you enjoy!

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour all garbanzo beans into the bowl of a food processor; pulse several times to slightly break some of the beans. Add garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, cumin, basil, salt, cayenne pepper, and ground black pepper; blend until the beans are beginning to look like large crumbs, about 1 minute.

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  • With the food processor running, gradually stream reserved liquid from garbanzo beans, olive oil, and sesame oil into the beans mixture; continue to blend until all liquids are integrated with the garbanzo bean mixture into a smooth hummus.

Cook's Notes:

This makes a large quantity and keeps beautifully.

Tips

I blend mine until very smooth. You can change the amount of oil and use more of the drained liquid if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

141.1 calories; 2.5 g protein; 11.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 269.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2014
This. Is. Awesome. I made this yesterday for a get together today and it was a huge hit! It was super easy to make (I used a blender because we don't have a food processor) and has a delicious velvety consistency. I did use more garlic because I had extra cloves to use. I left out the black pepper per personal preference. I wasn't sure about the basil but it works. It really works. This will be a repeater in the LTH house. THANKS for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2014
This. Is. Awesome. I made this yesterday for a get together today and it was a huge hit! It was super easy to make (I used a blender because we don't have a food processor) and has a delicious velvety consistency. I did use more garlic because I had extra cloves to use. I left out the black pepper per personal preference. I wasn't sure about the basil but it works. It really works. This will be a repeater in the LTH house. THANKS for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2014
This. Is. Awesome. I made this yesterday for a get together today and it was a huge hit! It was super easy to make (I used a blender because we don't have a food processor) and has a delicious velvety consistency. I did use more garlic because I had extra cloves to use. I left out the black pepper per personal preference. I wasn't sure about the basil but it works. It really works. This will be a repeater in the LTH house. THANKS for the recipe! Read More
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