Posted on: October 18, 2019 Posted by: janine Comments: 0

Simple Perfect Hummus


  • Juice of 1 lemon (3-4 tablespoons)
  • 1 medium clove garlic
  • 1 (15.5 oz) can chickpeas, drained with liquid reserved
  • 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt, more to taste
  • Pinch of cumin
  • Pinch of paprika, more for serving
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Chopped parsley, paprika, olive oil, pita bread/chips, for serving



Smash garlic and salt a mortar and pestle (or place the garlic and salt on a cutting board and smash together with the side of a chef's knife).


Add the lemon juice and set aside.


Drain chickpeas and reserve the liquid.


Add chickpeas, tahini, and olive oil to the bowl of a food processor; blend well.


Add the garlic and lemon juice mixture; blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl.


Add the liquid from the can of chickpeas,1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Hummus will also thicken as it sits.


Pour onto a serving plate. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley, and top with a drizzle of olive oil.


Serve with warmed pita bread or pita chips.


If making hummus in advance, store in the fridge in the food processor bowl. When ready to serve, assess how much it has thickened. If you prefer a looser consistency, place it back on the processor and drizzle in extra liquid from the can or water.

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