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Basic Hummus (oil free)

Author : Ashley Madden
Cook Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4 Servings
Hummus is a spread made from chickpeas, tahini (ground sesame seeds), lemon juice, garlic, and, traditionally, oil.


  • 2 cups cooked or canned chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons well-stirred tahini
  • 2 small garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt + more to taste
  • ¼ - ½ cup water


  • Add all ingredients (except water) in order listed to a food processor and begin processing. Add ¼ cup water through the feed tube and process continuously (for up to 4 minutes) until creamy.
  • Add more water as needed to achieve your desired consistency. Taste and reseason with salt if needed. Keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.


You can also make this in a blender. Start on low and increase to high until a creamy consistency is reached. Do not blend for 4 minutes! This recommendation applies to food processors only. 
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