The Perfect Hummus

My obsession with hummus began when I was working with Freedom for the Heart Ministries.  My boss made some excellent hummus and subsequently taught me how to make it.  (I blame my addiction to Diet Coke on her too.)

Hummus is always a great choice for a party or even just for dinner because it's a base.  After you make the basic recipe almost anything can be added to it to enhance the taste.

So here's what you need for a traditional hummus dip.
Start with 2 cans of chickpeas, 2 tablespoons of tahini, 2 cloves of garlic (I like garlic so I used 3), 2 teaspoons of salt, and pepper to taste.  Start with 1 cup of olive oil, but you might need more.  Try to use as little as necessary because that's where the bulk of the calories come in.  The oil helps with consistency.

In a food professor combine all the dry ingredients.  Slowly start adding in the olive oil, but watch the consistency.  You want the ingredients to stick together and blend.

Serve with colorful veggies, pita, or pita chips...so delicious.

26 comments

  1. Hmmm...I may have to beg to differ with you. I make the perfect hummus.=) I use some lemon juice, more tahini, and half the oil. No pepper. I use 3 cloves of garlic too. 'Cause I like garlic.=) Now, I may just have to try your recipe.=)

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    1. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion...;)

      I think lemon juice would add a little zest to it. Sounds good too.

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    1. Thanks for pinning. I hope you enjoy.

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  3. I prefer raw food rather than the boiled ones, this dish seems fantastic! Love to try in the week ends though!

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    1. I think it will be good with your raw vegetables. You should try red peppers too.

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  4. This is perfect for my parties. Thanks a lot for the recipe. I will try this.

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  5. Looks like a great recipe. Thanks!

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  6. You Rock!! So going to be making my own next party we have. Woot!

    Thanks Sweets!

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  7. It sounds good. I would definitely try this during my holidays and I hope my family members will enjoy it!

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  8. looks so delicious. Great recipe,
    Thank you

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