This basic recipe for hummus is quick and easy, and it tastes great with pita bread or veggies.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1.5 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir the garlic in olive oil for approximately 3 minutes, until tender.

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  • Place garbanzo beans in a blender or food processor with approximately 1 teaspoon reserved liquid. Process until smooth. Mix in the garlic, sesame seeds, salt and pepper. Blend to desired consistency, increasing the amount of reserved garbanzo bean liquid as desired. Chill in the refrigerator until serving.

Nutrition Facts

53 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 5.6g; fat 2.9g; sodium 70mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (69)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is a good recipe for hummus but is even better when you toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet until they pop puree with the olive oil to make a drizzly paste then add the rest of the stuff. I like to coat the top with olive oil and serve with toasted pita. Yummy! And good for you. Read More
(71)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
I felt the garlic was a bit strong even though I love garlic. I added lemon juice and more bean juice as I blended because is seemed very thick to me. Next time I will add half the garlic and continue to use lemon juice to gain the texture I like...overall it is a good recipe though. Read More
(17)
77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is a good recipe for hummus but is even better when you toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet until they pop puree with the olive oil to make a drizzly paste then add the rest of the stuff. I like to coat the top with olive oil and serve with toasted pita. Yummy! And good for you. Read More
(71)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is an excellent recipe for basic hummus. It's very easy to add other ingredients if you want to try different flavors. Read More
(42)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I always thought hummus was hard to make so I never tried to make it until now. This recipe is so easy & it taste great. I multiplied this recipe by 4 & I had very little left over. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is super quick and easy and great for dipping veggies in. I reduced the oil to 1 tbsp. and used 4 cloves of garlic. Read More
(27)
Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
I felt the garlic was a bit strong even though I love garlic. I added lemon juice and more bean juice as I blended because is seemed very thick to me. Next time I will add half the garlic and continue to use lemon juice to gain the texture I like...overall it is a good recipe though. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Will try adding spice next time i.e. basil oregano Read More
(14)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2007
This was the first time I tried making hummus at home. Loved it!! Yes it was a little plain - but it was a BASIC recipe. You can definitely use this one and add whatever you want. Read More
(12)
Rating: 2 stars
12/16/2006
I usually make the Hummus III recipe (which is excellent) but I was out of tahini and went looking for a different recipe without tahini. This one just didn't measure up. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is an excellent recipe for basic hummus. Simple to make and delicious it is sure to please event he most discriminating tastes. Read More
(10)
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