Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This classic dish is so versatile and loved by all! I have tried many hummus recipes and was never really happy with how they turned out. This is the result of my many hummus experiments in the kitchen. Enjoy! PS- This is a basic hummus recipe; sometimes I like to use this as the base recipe for flavored hummus (for example, I'll add cilantro and a jalepeno, or feta and artichoke hearts, etc. You can have fun with it!).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a food processor, finely mince the garlic, stopping and scraping the sides occasionally, if needed.
  2. Add the garbanzo beans and pulse the machine to chop them coarsely.
  3. With the machine running, slowly add the olive oil, lemon juice, and the water through the feed tube. Scrape sides as needed.
  4. Stop the processor and add the salt, cumin, coriander and cayenne. Puree for a minute or so. Serve with pita bread at room temperature or chilled.


Most Helpful

We have used this recipe three times now, and with a few minor modifications it is the best! We use our own home-canned chickpeas and use only 1/4 cup of tahini as any more is overwhelming for us. Extra lemon juice to our taste is the only other thing we do differently. Thanks for sharing....this is one of the best hummus recipes we have found to date!

Desert Mojo December 19, 2012

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