Recipe: Hummus

Summary: Makes 2 1/2 cups \"go-to-Hummus-recipe-plate\"


  • 2 cups cooked or canned chick-peas
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup water or the cooking water from the chick-peas
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1-1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt (less if using canned beans)
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • 1-2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (optional)


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine chick-peas, tahini, lemon juice, water, garlic, cumin, salt and cayenne.
  2. Puree until smooth, occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Add parsley and olive oil
  4. Blend for 30 seconds.
  5. Add seasoning.

Diet type: Vegan

Number of servings (yield): 2

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

\"\"Copyright © Joseph Forest and Vesanto Melina, Cooking Vegetarian.


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