Little introduction is necessary for this vegetarian staple. If you dont know, Hummus is a spread made primarily of chick pea and tahini (sesame butter). It can be used as a dip for carrots or chips, as a spread for wraps and sandwiches or anywhere even vaguely appropriate.


  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas *see below
  • 3 medium sized cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup chickpea cooking liquid (or water)
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini


Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until very smooth. Cool for 2 - 3 hours.

Additional Tips

Serve with pita bread, crackers, or vegetable sticks.

*One can use canned chick peas for this hummus recipe however the preferred method is to use dried chickpeas. To make three cups of cooked chickpeas do this:

  • 3/4 cup chickpeas
  • 4 cups cold water

Soak chickpeas overnight in cold water. Drain and rinse. Add 4 cups fresh water and boil for about 1 hour until soft. Drain cooked chickpeas and reserve cooking liquid.


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