Ingredients

  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin(Optional)
  • 1 pinch paprika
  • 1 sprig fresh parsley, chopped
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place garbanzo beans, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, water, garlic, and cumin into a food processor and process until smooth, about 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle top of hummus with paprika and fresh parsley.

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  • Cook's Note:

    For thinner hummus, add more a little more water or even the liquid from the chickpeas. I find 1/4 cup water with totally drained garbanzos is perfect; after refrigeration it will thicken up. This is the basic hummus recipe and is simple yet delicious. Enjoy!

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