Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

From Elizabeth Baird's blog, an easy hummus with variations. Apparently, putting the garlic in the food processor can make it bitter, so stir in finely chopped or crushed garlic after processing. Variations are noted at recipe bottom.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. Combine all of the ingredients except the garlic in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth, scraping down the side of the bowl several times to ensure an even smooth paste. Add more water for a thinner hummus. Stir in garlic. (Make-ahead: Scrape into an airtight container, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.)
  2. 2. Tip: If you like to accentuate the sesame flavour, drizzle in a little dark sesame oil with the olive oil.
  3. Hummus Variations:.
  4. -Cumin Hummus: Add 1 to 2 tsp ground cumin and a dash of hot pepper sauce to hummus.
  5. -Roasted Red Pepper Hummus: Whirl 1/2 cup chopped roasted red pepper and a splash of hot pepper sauce with the chickpeas and other ingredients.
  6. -Hummus with Herbs: Add 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley to finished hummus.
  7. -Other Beans Hummus: Substitute white kidney beans for the chickpeas.
Most Helpful

I love hummus, but I always bought it from the store.This recipe is even better than what I bought and it will be my new go to hummus recipe. I made it plain and loved it, then with cumin, which was even better, because I'm a cumin fan.

FrVanilla July 04, 2009

Thi is how I make mine sans garlic. It is used too much these days. I also add blanched, onions marinated in vinegar and beet juice for color. I make a small hole in the center of the hummus and add them and sumac. I add slivers of marinated beets for color. It makes a pretty presentation.

I_Fortuna July 19, 2016

Good hummus. I like the texture too. I made the cumin version. I did not use as much cold water but my tahini was quite thin, I used sea salt & unrefined extra virgin olive oil which I also drizzled over top. I would like to try the herb version next time. Made for Veggie Swap 31 ~ February 2011.

UmmBinat February 16, 2011