One of my contributions to last week’s Super Bowl party was a giant batch of hummus and pita chips.  It was my goal to offer a healthier alternative to the other dishes available.  I knew I’d eat the junky stuff, but maybe less of it.  Hummus is one of those things I love, but I’d never made before, and I’m told you need a really good recipe.  I wound up looking at several and adjusting varying levels of ingredients to create my own.  The end result was a mild, yet flavorful hummus that’s AWESOME on pita chips and will feed an army.  If you’re just going to be making it for yourself or a few folks, I would half or third the recipe, as my friends who know more about hummus than I tell me it can’t be frozen.


  • 2 cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 4 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • 2/3 cup + 2 tablespoons of tahini
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice (fresh is probably better but I used bottled)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt


Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.  Makes about 3 cups.

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3 thoughts on “Hummus

  1. Whoa that hummus has a SERIOUS amount of tahini (which I love!). Looks delicious. I would much rather have that at a super bowl party than anything else.

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