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Easy Tasty Hummus Recipes

Updated on February 2, 2010

My Favorite Hummus Recipes

Whether they're called garbanzos or chickpeas, they still make a tasty dip. Hummus has exploded in popularity in the United States in the last twenty years. And for good reason. It's full of fiber and minerals, and it tastes wonderful. I can almost taste that garlic, the hint of lemon....hmmmm.

I've collected some of my favorite hummus recipes for you. Hummus lends itself to improvization, and there are plenty of yummy recipes for you to try. I hope you enjoy them.

Photo by SereneJournal

Basic Hummus Recipe

1 can (14 ounce) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

1/3 cup tahini sesame paste (Paste of ground sesame seeds, easily found in your local grocery store)

1/2 cup flat parsley leaves, chopped

1-6 garlic clove, chopped (depends how much you like garlic)

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

salt & pepper, to taste

Place garbanzo beans, tahini, parsley, garlic and lemon juice in food processor. Process until ingredients are well incorporated and mixture is smooth.

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust lemon juice and olive oil, if desired.

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      cmaethom1991 6 years ago

      i also recently started making my own hummus with a slightly different recipe--will definitely try this one, thanks!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I just started making my own hummus. So easy and delicious! I wrote a lens about it too!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Nice lens, I made hummus for the first time and it was great!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens! Blessed by a squidoo angel on 1/5/2011. Have a great day!

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 6 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      I am trying out different hummus recipes. My husband loves hummus! I am starting to like it too. Thanks for the hummus tips!

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      Pitta Bread 7 years ago

      Great Recipe! check out my pita bread filling ideas! Houmous is one of them!

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      Kylyssa Shay 7 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

      Great recipe! This lens has been Fived, Favorited, and Featured.

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      slotowngal 7 years ago

      Thank you for your hummus lens! I love to make my own but am always looking for variations. :-)

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      thewishpearl 8 years ago

      I make hummus all the time, my daughter loves it. I also make baba ghanouj (eggplant hummus) too!

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      California_Dreamin 8 years ago

      I just love hummus. I used to live in Jerusalem and would often go to a Palestinian restaurant in the Old City and order a plate of hummus with pita bread. Best thing in the world for a hangover,

      especially with hot paprika.

      Thanks for all the great recipes.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      :D hummoooooooos

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      :D hummoooooooos

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      PleasantValley LM 8 years ago

      Tasty lens! I'm going to feature it on my tahini recipe lens.

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      religions7 8 years ago

      Sounds great. Do you use the beans out of a can or fresh?