Creamy Homemade Hummus

Hummus is a staple at my house. It’s great for last minute guests or something quick to ward off hunger. Makes about 3 cups.


  • 3 cups canned chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
  • ⅓ cup Tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground corriander
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper

For Garnish

  • Parsley and lemon slices



  1. Place in all ingredients into food processor except for garnish.
  2. Process until you have a smooth paste.
  3. Transfer to serving dish. Garnish with parsley and lemon slices. Serve with Lebanese bread, raw vegetables, or pita chips.

What you should know

For variations: Add fresh oregano and lemon zest or roasted red peppers.

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This is an amazing recipe and will put to shame anything you can buy in store. I recently served this hummus as an appetizer at a dinner party and one guest was so enamored that he literally sat with the plate in his lap lapping the creamy dip up. That he has written books on the greatest restaurants in the world is a testament to the treasure unleashed by John’s hummus recipe.

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Oh my god. This is as good as it gets!

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This is delicious and easy. I make it at least once a week.

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I had been planning on making this for a long while. So long, in fact, that when I finally got around to it this afternoon, I found out that the tahini in my fridge had grown fur. I substituted peanut butter and two tablespoons of toasted sesame oil for the tahini, and it worked out great. Delicious!

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I recently made this for my friends wedding shower and it was the hit of the party. Best of all I made it the day before and it was perfect the next day. I served it with pita chips that I bought at the store. Yumm. Thanks

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