September 24, 2019


There is nothing like fresh hummus and it is really easy to make. The names chickpea  and garbanzo  are the same and interchangeable, with garbanzo  being the Spanish name.

  • 2 cups drained well-cooked canned garbanzo beans, cooking liquid reserved if possible
  • 3 cloves peeled garlic, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup tahini, with some of its oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin or paprika, or to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon, plus more as needed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Put the garbanzo beans, tahini, cumin or paprika, olive oil, garlic and lemon juice in a food processor, sprinkle with salt and pepper and begin to process.

Add garbanzo-cooking liquid or water as needed to produce a smooth purée. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more salt, pepper or lemon juice as needed.

  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves for garnish
  • Ground cumin or paprika used for sprinkling and garnish
  • Drizzling of olive oil

Serve, drizzled with some olive oil and sprinkled with a bit of cumin or paprika and some parsley.