Homemade Hummus

As George Clooney once said on Friends, “God bless the chickpea.” My love for dippy things is well documented, and hummus is no exception. This recipe comes from Dan’s mom, and I made it recently for a gathering at our house. It vanished pretty quickly. Serve this with pita chips or veggies for a great appetizer.


  • Two 15 oz cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained (reserve the liquid, though!)
  • 3 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 7 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp paprika

Place the garbanzo beans, tahini, salt, garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until smooth, adding liquid from the bean cans if necessary to make the mixture more creamy. Scoop into a flat dish and spread evenly. Sprinkle the top with paprika to garnish.














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