May 31 10
by cara
at 12:21 PM
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5 Minute Hummus

Hummus is one of our favorite savory snacks.  Even The Littlest Apple will eat it on occasion.  (Amazing, right?!)  Hummus is great with pita chips, homemade pita bread, or veggies like cucumbers, red peppers, and carrots.

Up until now, I’ve been relying on store bought hummus.  I’ve tried several different recipes, but this is the first one that I’ve had any luck with.  In addition to the perfect recipe, I think that using a food processor or a really good blender is key to getting the hummus nice and creamy.  I have a cheap-o blender, but the food processor I got for Christmas works great for this!


5 Minute Hummus

adapted from a recipe in Real Simple, May 2010


  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

In a food processor, puree the chickpeas and garlic with the olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, cumin, and 3/4 teaspoon salt until smooth and creamy.  Add 1 to 2 tablespoons water as necessary to achieve the desired consistency.  Transfer to a bowl.  Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with the paprika before serving.

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  1. Thanks for the recipe! I too have tried a couple of recipes but they were missing something. Maybe it’s the paprika? Will try it soon!

  2. I love making my own hummus! This looks like a good one.

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