I have eaten hummus a few times a week for years now. A couple years back I wanted something different, so I started messing around. After a few trial runs, this recipe represents my favorite hummus.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place chickpeas in a blender; top with olive oil, lime juice, tahini, and garlic. Blend mixture until smooth. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time and blend until desired consistency is reached. Add paprika, cayenne pepper, and cumin; blend until incorporated.

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Cook's Note:

Try different brands of chickpeas, as they will yield different consistencies (smoother, chunkier, etc.).

I use lime juice, but lemon works if you prefer. I put a little under 1/4 cup so it is a little more subtle.

People tend to enjoy different amounts of tahini, distinct and thick. I put in a little under 1/4 cup.

Cumin is a strong spice, so try a little under a 1/4 teaspoon first to see if you would want more.

Depending on your consistency preferences and the type of blending unit being used, you may want/need anywhere up to 1/4 cup water.

Nutrition Facts

172 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 13.1g; fat 12.5g; sodium 146mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2015
This recipe is very similar to the one I currently use (South Beach Diet). Instead of water I use the liquid from the can of chick peas. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2015
This recipe is very similar to the one I currently use (South Beach Diet). Instead of water I use the liquid from the can of chick peas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2015
LOVED this! I did add a bit of salt, but other than that, this was perfect for us! Instead of using water to get the right consistency, I used the reserved liquid from the chickpeas b/c that's how I always do it. Really, REALLY great flavor! I will absolutely be using this recipe often~YUM, YUM, YUM!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2015
So easy to prepare and a huge bonus is the ease of customization. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2017
Our favorite hummus recipe so far. I typically add some roasted red peppers to this as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2016
This is the best hummus I've made yet. I added some lime zest and salt otherwise made no recipe changes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2016
Turned out delicious! No changes needed but this is a great recipe to add different spices or swap ingredients like basil artichoke hearts sun-dried tomatoes etc. This is my new go to hummus recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2015
The name says it all. Very well balanced simple hummus with a kick. Like many others I prefer to use the reserved chickpea liquid instead of water for attaining the desired consistancy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2015
This was great hummus! We loved the kick the cayenne added. Like others I used the liquid from the chickpeas in place of water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2015
Husband really liked this one. I did add salt. I really liked how red it gets from the paprika and cayenne. I would add that oil (best) and the juice from the can (2nd best) are both a lot better than water at emulsifying this into a wonderful consistency like storebought but you may want to avoid one or the other or both for dietary needs etc. A nice strong olive oil and lots of it is preferred by the DH for hummus! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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