Posted by: 4whateveritsworth | October 17, 2011

Homemade Hummus In A Hurry

I’m not sure why I stopped making my own hummus, but it had been quite a long time since I made it from scratch. Hummus is so much more flavorful when made fresh and seasoned to your personal taste. I’ll be making this again soon, swapping other beans for the chick peas.


2 cloves of garlic (chopped)

1 can of garbanzo beans (chick peas), ranging in size from 15 to 19 ounces (drain the liquid BUT be sure to save it for use in the recipe)

4 Tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice

2 to 3 Tablespoons of  tahini

a dash of salt (optional – I omitted it since the canned chick peas contained salt)

2 Tablespoons olive oil

Add garlic and chickpeas to a food processor (or blender) and blend well. Add lemon juice, tahini (start with 2 Tablespoons, and add more as needed) and olive oil and continue to blend. Gradually add some of the drained liquid from the can of chick peas until the consistency is to your liking. I added approximately 1/2 cup. For creamier hummus, add more liquid. Adjust flavor, adding more garlic, lemon or any other spices you prefer. You can be creative and add cilantro, or cumin, or any fresh herb or spice that appeals to you. You’ve probably seen a huge selection of hummus at your grocery store. The possibilities are endless!

Scoop it up with fresh pita or pita chips, fresh veggies or crackers. Add it to a salad, or spread it on a sandwich. So many great ways to enjoy hummus!

Until my next post, 4 whatever it’s worth…..



  1. […] may have read a previous post of mine for Hummus in a Hurry.  It couldn’t be any easier to make your own […]

    • Check out my other posting for a hummus recipe that adds avocado to the mix. See my link in the previous comment.

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