Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Rich, Smooth,Healthy! Serve with toasted pitas. Quick and Easy! Use as a spread for sandwiches. Spread on toasted rye topped with ripe tomatoes. Also add diced red peppers or hot peppers. I try to keep this low in fat if you do as well check out French Tarts Review.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, salt and garlic in a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour olive oil into feed tube over the garbanzo bean mixture to make a smooth mixture.
  4. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl.
  5. Adding additional oil as needed.
  6. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley.


Most Helpful

Easy and delicious! I spread the hummus on a plate, and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, then garnished with a sprig of parsley and a sprinkle of paprika. The ingredients are right on...I didn't change a thing! Thanks for a great recipe!

canarygirl February 03, 2003

Great Hummus Rita - loved this to bits! Mine was very thick; a trick I learned when I had the restaurant in Cyprus, was to add water as well as the lemon juice and olive oil! I also added a wee bit of cumin for a lovely Cypriot flavour. A classic recipe which deserves a place in the recipe database. Made for ZWT4 - another FINE dining experience with Bordeaux Rita! THANKS! FT:-)

French Tart June 11, 2008

The first time I made this my dh said it was gritty. It was my first attempt at homemade hummus so back to the drawing board I went. I doubled the olive oil, added a little water and presto bye bye gritty texture. I added about 1 tsp. cumin the second time. It was quite tasty. Also, I purchased dried chickpeas and used those instead of canned. I soaked them overnight and boiled them for about 1 hour 45 minutes. Then I let them cool and used them for the recipe. I had a two pound bag and had enough to seperate them into 7 two cup portions (and the bag cost $1.84 USD)! Now when I want to make another batch (and I will be making another batch) I can just grab a portion bag out of the freezer and thaw and go.

angie_pangie February 12, 2007

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