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Hummus Follow Me on Pinterest Hummus seems to be all the rage today, especially as a low fat healthy alternative to dip.  You can use it with fresh veggies, as a sandwich spread, or to dip with fresh pita bread (my favorite!).   Hummus can be bought at most supermarkets, but it’s super easy to make at home with just a few ingredients…just toss into the food processor and you’ll have it made!








  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped
  • 2 cups canned garbanzo beans (chick-peas), drained & liquid reserved
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
  • ½ t salt, to taste
  • 1 T cumin
  • ¼ t cayenne pepper


  1. Put everything in a food processor and begin to process; add chickpea liquid or water until you reach a smooth puree.
  2. Serve drizzled with additional olive oil.



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Jennifer Locklin is the writer of Jennifer Cooks, a vibrant food blog that features all kinds of recipes from home cooking to foods from around the world. She is passionate about cooking and food photography.


  1. Victoria says:

    I have actually never had Hummus before, I think about it but just not quite sure about it. I will have to try it – my family will think I have lost it though, ha-ha.

    Great blog! Blessings.
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  2. Mary says:

    Definitely easy to make at home and very fresh and good that way. I like to start with homemade chickpeas.
    Mary recently posted..Northwest Grilled SalmonMy Profile

  3. Adriana Deacon says:

    Hi Jennifer!

    I have tried your hummus recipe this weekend and it was an instant hit! Everybody loved it, even our guests were impressed with the taste of hummus! Great and simple (it couldn’t be more simple than this) recipe!

    Thank you!

  4. Vicky says:

    I love love love hummus but have never made it with sesame oil/omitted tahini! Am very interested to see how the sesame oil adds to the flavor! A must try for sure!
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  5. Killara from quick and easy appetizer recipes

    This looks like a really easy recipe. I’ve only ever purchased hummus from the supermarket. I’ll try this, this week.
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