This hummus recipe was perfected after a weekend of experimentation. Everyone that has tried it has loved it! Several people have said it's the best they've tasted. It tastes best if the beans and lemon juice sit first, but if you're in a hurry everything can be blended together without waiting. To serve, create wells in the hummus and drizzle with olive oil and ground paprika. If desired, garnish with diced cucumbers, tomatoes, and Greek olives for a festive salad/dip with pita bread.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
3 cups
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place garbanzo beans, 1 1/2 tablespoon reserved aquafaba, and lemon juice in a food processor. Let soak until flavors combine, about 15 minutes.

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  • Pulse soaked garbanzo beans until roughly chopped. Add tahini, olive oil, garlic, cayenne, sugar, salt, and black pepper; blend, thinning with reserved aquafaba, until hummus is smooth and reaches desired consistency.

Cook's Notes:

Though most popular as an appetizer to be eaten with pita, hummus also works great on sandwiches and wraps, particularly on lavash (soft, cracker-like bread) bread, available at Middle Eastern grocery stores.

For Kalamata olive hummus: Blend together desired amount of olives and 1/2 teaspoon olive juice per cup of hummus. Stir into hummus. Be cautious as you add olive juice; the brine is very salty. This variation is always a big hit, sometimes more so than the original version.

For creamy, Persian-style hummus: Add slightly more chickpea liquid and plain yogurt as you blend.

Lemon hummus: Add extra lemon juice to your hummus to give it that extra "zing".

Nutrition Facts

54 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 7.2g; fat 2.2g; sodium 91.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2020
I did add more garlic, plus cumin, but that’s it! Ate it with bell peppers and cucumbers, but next up is finding a recipe for pita bread! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/21/2019
Are you using no-salt added beans or low sodium product? If not the sodium content will be high Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
10/21/2019
Are you using no-salt added beans or low sodium product? If not the sodium content will be high Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2016
This is pretty good. I thought it was missing something until I added the paprika mentioned in the description. I also bumped up the cayenne because we like spicy stuff. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2017
DELICIOUS!!!! Love it! Thanks for sharing:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2021
This is the easiest and tastiest hummus recipe I have come across. I followed it exactly, adding juice to my desired consistency. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2020
I did add more garlic, plus cumin, but that’s it! Ate it with bell peppers and cucumbers, but next up is finding a recipe for pita bread! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2019
I liked it ok but others thought it was too lemony. Read More
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