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Classic Hummus

Prep Time: 15 Minutes I Makes: 2 cups


  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and sliced, or
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1⁄2 cup sesame tahini
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1⁄2 cup olive oil
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice
Classic Hummus


  • Put the chickpeas and garlic in the bowl of the food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until the chickpeas are finely chopped.
  • Add the tahini, cumin, and salt and process until combined.
  • Add the water, oil, and lemon juice and process until it is silky smooth. Add an extra tablespoon of water if it’s not as smooth as you like. Now taste the hummus: does it need a pinch of salt or squeeze of lemon? If so, add it and then taste again.
  • Serve right away or cover and refrigerate up to 4 days.

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