Home-Made Humus Recipé

Ingredients (Preferably all organic)

(Includes basic proportions—and suggested seasoning can be adjusted to taste)

1 can cooked chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans)

4-6 cloves of raw garlic

1/3 cup (sesame seed) Tahini (in glass jar)

Juice of 1 lemon

1 cup olive oil

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon sweet red paprika

¼ teaspoon powdered ginger

½ cup fresh, chopped basil

½ cup fresh, chopped parsley

2-6 sprigs of uncut parsley leaves (for garnish)

1/8 teaspoon coriander

1/3 teaspoon turmeric

1/3 teaspoon salt

6-8 Kalamata olives (for garnish)


  • Open can of chickpeas and drain
  • Pour chickpeas into food processor
  • Chop garlic and add to above
  • PULSE contents and stop, intermittently, to drizzle olive oil on chickpea mass, to prevent clumping
  • Add Tahini and lemon juice and purée mixture until it becomes creamy
  • Pour into mixing bowl, add the herbs and spices and (if needed for softening or creaminess) drizzle more olive oil—mix well, until all ingredients are distributed evenly throughout the Hummus
  • Cut olives off their pits and into halves
  • Spoon Hummus into serving bowl and
  • decorate with a sprinkling of red paprika, olive halves arranged in a pleasant design and top with parsley sprigs.


Voilá! You’ve got your very own, original Home-Made Hummus.

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