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Classic Hummus

Classic Hummus

Make this protein rich snack at home with practically zero effort and only a handful of ingredients that you may already have in the pantry.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups


  • 2 cans chickpeas, 15 oz each
  • 3 lemons
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup tahini, well stirred
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  • Drain the chickpeas, reserving the liquid. Juice two of the lemons, you should get about 1/4 cup. Keep the third one handy in case you decide you want it.
  • Add chickpeas, garlic, and salt to a food processor. Pulse until the chickpeas are roughly chopped.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then add the tahini and 1/4 cup lemon juice. Process for 20 seconds or so to let it get smooth. If it doesn't smooth out, add 1/4 cup of the reserved bean liquid, or water, then scrape down and process again.
  • With the processor running, drizzle in the olive oil and let process another 20 seconds or so to emulsify and smoothen.
  • Taste it to see if you want more salt, lemon, tahini, garlic, or any other add ins.
  • Serve with a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of cumin, paprika, or sumac, and a side of pita chips.


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