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The Best Hummus

You haven’t had awesome Hummus until you’ve tried this recipe. Seriously the best Homemade Hummus Recipe out there. Trust me!

the best hummus

This is hands down one of The Best Hummus Recipes out there. So much better than store-bought. If you find that hard to believe, give this recipe a try.

the best hummus

Hummus is a popular dip or spread from the Middle East. It is typically made with Tahini, Olive Oil, Garlic and Garbanzo Beans (aka Chickpeas). It has the consistency of a creamy paste. Usually served with Pita or an assortment of vegetables.

the best hummus

The first time I had Hummus was when I bought some at my local Trader Joe’s. They carry several different varieties of Hummus and I decided on the Red Pepper Hummus. From that point forward, I was hooked on this Middle Eastern spread.

the best hummus

While Hummus is relatively cheap to buy, I prefer to make my own at home. This way I have a bit more control over the flavor profile. And before you ask, yes Garbanzo Beans and Chickpeas are the same thing.

the best hummus

You can serve Hummus with Baked Pita Chips or vegetables but what I prefer is to use Pita Rounds and cut them into wedges and warm them in the oven. Delicious!

the best hummus

Hummus is relatively healthy as it’s quite low in cholesterol, and it also has a good amount of fiber. Just like most other recipes, moderation is the key here as it is a little high in carbs and all that fiber might lead to other “issues”

the best hummus

Tahini is a Mediterranean condiment made from sesame seeds. It is one of the main ingredients in hummus as well as other Mediterranean recipes like Baba Ganoush.

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And just like every other recipe,  If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

The nutritional information provided with this recipe is an estimate provided by a third-party service.

You will need a food processor to make this hummus recipe.

You will need the following ingredients to make this hummus recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Sweet Onion, Olive Oil, Garbanzo Beans, Lemon Juice, Tahini, Garlic Cloves, Salt, Ground Black Pepper and Baked Pita Chips.

  1. In a large skillet, heat 1/4 cup of olive oil. Sauté the onions until softened. Reduce the heat to medium-low, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes or until deep golden brown.
  2. Transfer the onions to a food processor, add the beans, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt pepper and 1/3 cup of olive oil. Cover and process for 30 seconds or until smooth.
The Best Hummus

The Best Hummus

You haven't had awesome Hummus until you've tried this recipe. Seriously the best Homemade Hummus Recipe out there. Trust me!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 8
Calories 301 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 2 large Sweet Onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil, divided
  • 15 oz Garbanzo Beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ¼ cup Tahini
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • Cup Olive Oil
  • tsp Salt
  • tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • Pita Chips, baked, for serving

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet, heat 1/4 cup of olive oil. Sauté the onions until softened. Reduce the heat to medium-low, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes or until deep golden brown.
  • Transfer the onions to a food processor, add the beans, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt pepper and 1/3 cup of olive oil. Cover and process for 30 seconds or until smooth.

Nutrition

Calories: 301kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 7gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 50mgPotassium: 301mgFiber: 5gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Nicky says:

    The best hummus for sure. It is delicious and very tasty. My family just loved it. We have it a couple of times a week as a snack when they get home from school. Thanks to chef Rodney for posting this recipe.

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