Garlic Hummus

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I have been waiting to share this recipe with you all for a while. I developed a love for hummus in the last couple of years, and began making my own last summer. I think homemade tastes so much fresher, and it’s super simple. I make this hummus all the time and it really makes me look forward to eating my daily dose of raw veggies, which is saying a lot! This recipe is a standard base hummus recipe, but from time to time I give it a little pizzaz by adding roasted red peppers, pesto, etc. I recently found a recipe for avocado hummus and I’m definitely trying that next!

One thing I should mention … most hummus recipes call for tahini paste. When I couldn’t find tahini paste at the store one day I decided to improvise and use toasted sesame seeds. I liked how it turned out so that’s how I typically make it, but you could use tahini instead of sesame seeds.

Garlic Hummus

  • 1-3 garlic cloves (1 if you want a very mild garlic flavor, 3 if you want a stronger garlic flavor. I usually opt for 3)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of garbanzo beans, aka chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 4-6 dashes of hot sauce (optional, but it definitely adds a little something awesome)
  • water, if needed
  1. In a small pan toast the sesame seeds over low heat, stirring frequently, until a light golden color. About 5 minutes. In a food processor process the garlic cloves until finely minced. Add the lemon juice, garbanzo beans, sesame seeds, sea salt (I use about 1/4 teaspoon) and hot sauce.
  2. Turn on the food processor and drizzle in the olive oil through the feeding tube. Check to see if the hummus is your desired constancy, if too thick add a teaspoon or so of water.

Makes 4-5 servings. If you want enough to serve a crowd, double the recipe.



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2 responses to “Garlic Hummus

  1. Sandy

    Finally Leeann, a hummus recipe where I don’t have to buy tahini!!! Thank you!


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