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January 14th, 2007 at 09:45 am

I make a low fat hummus and mentioned this in my blog. Here, by request is the recipe.

Hummus is a dip/spread made from chickpeas which some call garbanzo beans. Different name, same bean.

This isn't an exact recipe. I never make this the same. Hummus purists please go and read other posts as you may be cringing reading this.

You might be able to make this in a blender but I prefer a food processor. If you have neither a food processor or a blender I am not sure you can do this successfully.

Dump All ingredients in food processor:

1 can of chickpeas with liquid (using the chickpea liquid adds salt for flavour and provides necessary liquid).
1 or 2 tsp ground cumin
2 garlic cloves
1-2 TBSP lemon juice
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp hot pepper sauce (tabasco)
1/2 tsp salt

Turn food processer on and process for a few minutes until very creamy. If not creamy enough first time processing - just turn the processer back on (I always find this takes a while)

Adjust spices to taste. I like this salty and with a zip. Add less hot pepper/tabasco if you don't like it with a bit of a zip.

Up til this point you have a no fat dip. I quite often will add:

1 TBSP sesame oil or 1-4 TBSP tahini

Eat as a dip with veggies or pita or tortilla chips

4 Responses to “Hummus -”

  1. Aleta Says:

    Thank you for the recipe. I love hummus and I like the fact that you told us what brand of sauces that you use. I also like the fact that oils can be added to it. Sounds good. I will have to try it.

  2. pjmama Says:

    I'll have to try it out! I love hummus and have yet to make it at home... this may be my little project for the day!

  3. baselle Says:

    Oh man, hummus is a food group with me, but I'm even less of a purist - I use the bulk powder and use it often as a thickener in soups and ratatouille - vegetable stew.

  4. KEALINA Says:

    another hummus loving non-purist here... we simply adapted a recipe i found online and actually, our version is similar to yours but with fewer spices... very yummy and healthy too... we were lucky because not too long after we decided to try making hummus canned garbanzo beans were on in-store special and wheat thins were the store loss leader so we were able to stock up... we must have gone thru about 10 cans (5 batches) and 4+ boxes of crackers in the 2-3 weeks after that...
    your recipe sounds good too...

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