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How to Make Hummus

Traditional hummus is made from cooked and mashed chickpeas (garbanzo beans), however it can be made from other legumes such as black beans or navy beans. The beans are blended with tahini (ground sesame seeds), olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and occasionally other herbs and vegetables for an enhanced flavor.
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Course: Appetizer, Sauce or Marinade, Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Healthy Options, Mediterranean
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 183kcal


  • Food Processor


  • 1 Can of Chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 2-3 Lemons, juiced
  • 2-3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Tahini
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (Roasted Preferred)
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tsp Ice Cold Water
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika for garnish

Additional Ingredients for Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

  • 1 Roasted Red Pepper, Seeds removed

For the Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

  • 1 bunch Cilantro
  • 2 Jalapeños
  • 1/2 Lime


  • First, put two cloves of garlic, 2 squeezed lemons, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt into the food processor and blend for 1 minute.
  • Add the tahini and blend until it is a thick creamy texture, about 1 minute. Be sure to scrape down the sides and bottom so the tahini is properly blended.
  • Add the Roasted Red Pepper and the Cumin and blend until smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add Chickpeas and Blend for one minute. Continue to blend while drizzling in the Olive oil (for 1 minute).
  • Taste the Hummus and make any adjustments. Add Salt and Lemon to taste. If you want the hummus to be a bit more creamy add 1-2 teaspoons of Ice Cold Water and blend for 30 more seconds



The steps for the Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus are exactly the same except adding jalapeño and cilantro instead of the roasted red pepper. Finish the Hummus with lime and blend for a zesty flavor. Enjoy!


  • Serving: 8
  • Fat: 12.3 g
  • Protein 4.6g
  • Calories: 183


Calories: 183kcal