Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Homemade Hummus Recipe

How many of my readers are hummus fans? I sure am! Last week, I was randomly craving chips and hummus after having gone several months without having any. The Walmart brand was decent, but after finishing the entire tub in one week, I decided to make my own. The recipe I came up with was leaps and bounds better than store-bought.

Homemade Hummus

1-15oz can garbanzo beans
1/4 cup tahini (often found in the international aisle)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
2-1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
4 Tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon paprika

Combine ingredients, and blend using an immersion hand blender--such as a Bamix--until creamy. (Food processors and regular blenders work, as well.)

Store in the refrigerator. Serve with chips or veggies.


  1. Anonymous10/18/2017

    It just needs fresh lemon juice and fresh garlic to be both authentic and delicious, and the lemon juice will also eliminate any need for salt.

  2. Anonymous10/18/2017

    Oh, woops! Now I see the garlic in your recipe. Missed it the first time. :)

  3. Anonymous10/19/2017

    I have never had hummus before.

  4. Anonymous10/19/2017

    Hummus is delicious! You can also flavor it with jalapeƱos or chili pepper sauce, if you like spicy! Thank you Ellie for sharing. I read all of your blogs and really appreciate all your hard work.

  5. Anonymous10/22/2017


  6. Do you drain your garbanzo beans?