Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Beloved Hummus Recipe

My mom introduced me to hummus years ago and I've been making her recipe ever since. We love it! I've only just discovered that most hummus recipes call for oil, but this one does not. Mine also has fresh parsley pureed into it. Want the recipe?


1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 Tbsp tahini paste
2 Tbsp lemon juice
3-4 cloves garlic, crushed
4-5 oz. water
fresh parsley

Place chickpeas, tahini paste, lemon juice and garlic in a food processor and puree for a few seconds. Add about 4oz. of water and continue to puree until smooth. Add more water if necessary to get a nice consistency (not too thick, not too liquidy). Finally, add some fresh parsley, maybe about 3 sprigs worth. Pulse just until the parsley is chopped small and blended in.

Store in a glass jar (healthier and stays fresh!).


  1. I haven't seen this version of hummus yet. Yay for Mom!

  2. This reads as a great recipe; I'm going to try it this week, but am going to see if turmeric would add good flavor in place of garlic (garlic makes me so ill, I can't even have it as powder or salt, not in anything). Looking forward to making this :-)

    1. Turmeric sounds like a great idea, especially since it's so good for you!