Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 Cups


  • Vitamix, Blender or Food Processor (steel blade)


  • 1 29 ounce can Chick Peas or 2 15 oz cans
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • ½ Cup Tahini Paste
  • 1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ Cup Warm Water
  • 1 ½ tsp Ground Cumin
  • ¼ tsp Kosher Salt and Black Pepper
  • ¾ Cup fresh Lemon Juice 3-4 lemons


  • Place all ingredients in a Vitamix, blender or food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until smooth.
  • Taste for seasoning, and add more salt, pepper or lemon juice as you prefer.
  • When serving, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle paprika or chopped fresh mint or parsley. Serve with pita wedges, pita chips, chunks of crusty bread, focaccia or vegetables.


  • I prefer the Vitamix or blender as it makes a smoother hummus.
  • If the mixure seizes up while processing, you may need to add a little more water or lemon juice.
  • A crumble of Feta cheese and drizzle of Pomegranate Molasses is a tasty serving suggestion.
  • For Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, add 2 roasted red peppers, peeled and seeded.  You can use jarred peppers, but freshly roasted peppers on the grill create a fresher, smokier taste.
  • Experiment with other combinations . . .add a 1/2 cup of Cilantro or Basil leaves (omit the cumin), a jalepeno pepper, pitted Kalamata Olives, etc. 
Keyword Hummus

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