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How to Make Hummus

Make this delicious – and healthy – chickpea puree in a matter of minutes.


  • Step 1: Blend chickpeas Open and drain the can of chickpeas. Rinse them off in a colander and put them in a food processor or blender, or place them in a large bowl to mash by hand.
  • TIP: Save a few of the chickpeas to garnish the finished plate.
  • Step 2: Add tahini paste and garlic Add the tahini paste and the garlic.
  • Step 3: Add lemon juice Squeeze the lemons and add the juice to the mix. Make sure no seeds get in.
  • TIP: Make your own variations by mixing in olives, red peppers, or chili peppers.
  • Step 4: Add salt and olive oil Add about one-quarter teaspoon of salt and one teaspoon of olive oil.
  • Step 5: Blend or mash Blend the mixture – or mash by hand – for about a minute, or until it is as smooth or chunky as you want.
  • TIP: If the hummus is too thick or chunky, add extra olive oil to thin it out.
  • Step 6: Garnish and serve Pour the hummus onto a plate and smooth it out in big circles with the bottom of a spoon. Garnish with the leftover chickpeas, parsley, pine nuts, or more chopped garlic. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil.
  • Step 7: Enjoy Enjoy your hummus as a dip with pita bread, crackers, or veggies, or use it as a sandwich spread!
  • FACT: Besides providing a healthy serving of vegetables and legumes, hummus is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.

You Will Need

  • 15-ounce can of chickpeas
  • also called garbanzo beans
  • 1 clove of chopped garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt
  • 2.0 tbsp tahini (sesame-seed paste)
  • 2.0 tbsp olive oil
  • Pita bread
  • pita chips
  • crackers
  • or vegetables
  • A colander
  • A food processor
  • blender
  • or a potato masher
  • A bowl
  • Olives
  • red peppers
  • or chili peppers
  • Garnish of parsley
  • pine nuts
  • or diced garlic

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