Basic Hummus Recipe

1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained and rinsed

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp tahini (sesame butter)

3 tbsp lemon juice

1-2 garlic cloves

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp cumin


Add all ingredients into a small processor or blender.  Blend until very smooth adding a little water if needed for desired consistency.  Serve with whole grain pita chips or bread and raw vegetables.  A delicious snack any time or a healthy, satisfying breakfast served on whole grain toast.


Tip – Sneak in left over veggies, like roasted eggplant, squash, or my favorite roasted red bell peppers.   Play around with different seasonings like chili powder, seasoned oils, or fresh herbs.  I love sage in this recipe.