Classic Hummus


Lightly flavored with tahini, this basic hummus is creamy-smooth. For a more full-bodied flavor, increase the tahini by up to 2 cups. Stir the tahini well right before measuring—it separates when it sits.

  • 8Servings


  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas, or 2 15-oz. cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained twice,
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup tahini


Purée warm chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, and 2/3 cup water in food processor 3 to 4 minutes, or until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl if necessary. Add tahini, and purée 2 minutes, or until mixture has consistency of soft cream cheese, adding 1 to 2 Tbs. water, if necessary. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 189
  • Carbohydrate Content: 20 g
  • Fat Content: 10 g
  • Fiber Content: 6 g
  • Protein Content: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 150 mg
  • Sugar Content: 3 g