Fresh Hummus

15 Nov

My darling loves hummus and I’ve never attempted making it for him (Sorry Dear). I always see him tossing the organic hummus into my shopping cart on Friday’s while telling me for the thousandth time, “I really love hummus”.

So, today I’ll try to make it for him to bring to work for lunch tomorrow. (Wish me luck)

Since I do not like the smell of canned garbanzo beans (chickpeas) I’ll be making this with dried beans that I will cook first.


  • 2 clove garlic
  • 2 cups garbanzo beans, cooked and cooled; not chilled (or 1 can drained)
  • 2 lemons freshly squeezed
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dash of cumin
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

In a blender (Or food processor), chop the garlic. Then pour the garbanzo beans into the same blender/processor. Place lemon juice, tahini, oil, and salt in the blender. Blend until creamy and well mixed. (This took me two-three minutes on low)
Transfer the mixture to a medium serving bowl. Sprinkle with cumin. Garnish with reserved garbanzo beans.

This will keep in the Refrigerator for 3 days, covered.

Serve this in a pita bread, as a dip for celery and carrots, or during that  football game as a chip dip!

(I’ll have him post in the comment section if he liked this or not, stay tuned)


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4 responses to “Fresh Hummus

  1. KellyFlorenceE

    November 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    It’s so funny how many people LOVE hummus and how few of them really even know what it is! My grandparents are lebanese so we always had a spread of very Mediterranean foods, the pinnacle of which was grandma’s homemade hummus. I kick myself for not making it more, but I think I secretly worry that it won’t be as good as grandma’s.

    • Eel

      November 15, 2010 at 2:38 pm

      I know what you mean! I think I was always afraid to screw it up; mainly because I didn’t know the ingredients. So far today I have the chickpeas soaking for 4 more hours (8 total) then I’ll simmer them for 3 hours. Perhaps by late tonight I’ll be able to get it into the fridge.
      Thank you for your comment!

  2. PersephonesKitchen

    November 16, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Looks great! Gave me a craving! I think I’ll rummage through the fridge and polish off the rest for this afternoon’s snack…

  3. Tom

    November 17, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    This hummus is absolutely unbelievable! When I was thinking “Awesome! Gonna get me some hummus with my favorite chips!” I knew it would be good, but I wasn’t ready for how it would be exactly what I wanted it to be. This hummus is hands down better than any other I have ever had, whether it be that packaged brand from the deli at the grocery store, or the hand-made stuff at the food co-op. The hummus I have before me is the quintessential hummus archetype. It makes me happy. 8)


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