Hummus Dip

Total Time:
10 min
Prep:
10 min

Yield:
about 2 cups
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, or more as needed, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh parsley leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark Asian sesame oil
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 12 to 15 grinds black pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Paprika, for garnish
Directions
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In a blender combine all the ingredients except the parsley and paprika to be used for garnish. Blend on low speed until smooth. You'll have to stop the blender often to push down the ingredients. If the mixture is too dry and you're having trouble blending it, add a few more tablespoons of olive oil to help things along.

Scrape the hummus onto a plate. Sprinkle the paprika over the top, drizzle lightly with olive oil, scatter some parsley on top, and serve. You can make the hummus up to a couple of hours before you serve it. Cover the top with plastic wrap and leave it at room temperature.

Per Tablespoon: Calories: 57; Total Fat: 4 grams; Saturated Fat: 0.5 grams; Protein: 1 gram; Total carbohydrates: 5 grams; Sugar: 0 grams; Fiber: 1 gram; Cholesterol: 0 milligrams; Sodium: 96 milligrams


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This was a little too bland for me. I like his garnish, but it needs jazzed up. I have a Vitamix recipe that's much better. I initially tried this thinking the sesame oil would give a nice flavor, but it didn't do anything. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It always makes me wonder why people review a recipe after completely changing it around. What's the point. This recipe just fine as-is, but you can leave out the water, It makes more sense to use sesame oil instead of Tahini... same flavor, except you don't have that jar of tahini laying around for a year until you use it all up item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good! I have made this twice. The second time I used fresh garbanzo beans thinking that if canned was good, fresh would be better. Don't bother - I thought the canned actually made a better hummus. My mom made Alton's recipe and she said they loved that one, but this one was even better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very, very good, I just added les water, than in the recipe and I replaced the parsley with coriander(!) ,I also used ground ginger instead of cumin , altogether very tasty! Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked it...I added a little more lemon for additional zest item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious recipe. I added sautéed shallots and tahini in place of the water. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is awesome, i tend to up the lemon, cumin and sesame to make this bad boy a sloppy jaloppy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added 5 granny smith green apples, 1.5 cups candied walnuts, 3 carrots and 2 TB Splenda for a FABULOUS sweet and tart Hummus... All other directions were the same.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It turned out rad. I used half fancy evo because I ran out of the cheap stuff and no garlic because I have to sleep on the couch when I eat garlic. Also used a crazy juicy little lemon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my vegetarian friends last night and we absolutely loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fun and easy to make - got my 10 year old brother to help out. Pretty decent except the sesame oil ( even though it is very small amount ended up being too overpowering, so I was slightly disappointed but I think if I made it again without the sesame oil I would like it a lot more. Good recipe for beginners. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for the 4th of July to take to a dinner. Everyone raved! item not reviewed by moderator and published
very simple ingredients, easy to make, and it’s delish!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is simply DELICIOUS! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is a great easy basic hummas, will go with anything item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very delicious! Easy to make with readily available ingredients! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not a bad recipe, but could be better...I have been making my hummus w/ dried chikpeas (per Alton Brown, and when I now compare it to using this canned peas recipe, well, I must say AB is absolutely right when he says dry is better than cannned. I also find that if you follow this recipe, be prepared for a garlic 'hit'..you may want to start off w/ one clove, then add to your taste. And if you love your hummus smoooooooth, you will definitely need to add more olive oil in the blending process to accomplish that texture (or lack of. You can also thin the batch in the beginning by adding a little (1/3-1/2 cup water...Also, needs at least a whole lemon for 'zing'! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never liked store bought hummus so I thought I'd make my own. This was very good but the raw garlic had a little bit too much of a bite for me and I LOVE garlic. I did not put the sesame oil in for 2 reasons. 1. I didn't have any and 2. nobody (the other reviewers seemed to like that flavor in it. I would make this again and maybe tweak the flavors a little. I'm thinking I would put garlic powder or onion powder to soften the blow of the bad breath. My husband liked it too. We dipped celery in it and also had it on warmed pitas. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like the recipe, very easy to follow up, but to much garlic tasty, one good enough.. and don't like the taste of the sesame oil.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ok but not the most flavorful recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe. Made it many times. Sometimes I add roasted red peppers when I have it handy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick and Easy! I used an entire lemon too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm was not a hummus fan...but had a party and had everything in house to make this receipt. SCORE. Every single person loved this dish and they want the receipt. YAHOO Food Network. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe, love the sesame flavor!! I would have given the recipe 5 stars but the recipe is toooooo salty. If you are using canned chickpeas use 1/2 tsp of salt instead of the 1 1/2 tsp. You can always add more after mixing it all up. Remember, canned chickpeas already has salt added. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it. Used the juice of a whole lemon and kosher salt. It came out perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love hummus. The first time I made it, there was a little too much garlic for my taste, and I prefer more lemon... so the second time I made it, I only used one clove of garlic and substituted the 1/4 cup of water for the other half of the lemon. The garlic-lemon balance is perfect, and this way it is less runny too. Hope this is helpful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have used this website as a source of recipes for my family for years, yet this is the first time I have signed up as a member, just so that I can "review" this recipe. I am a fan of hummus and have made many recipes before....but this one is horrible! I should have used my own judgement and realied 1 1/2 tsp of salt is way too much for only 2 cans of beans....but I followed the recipe. Holy salt!!! Any good flavor combo in this recipe is overtaken by salt. I may try it again but add only 1/4 - 1/2 tsp of salt. I am surprised no one has commented on the excessive salt before??? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the absoulute best tahini free hummus ever. I never would try hummus without tahina but not anymore. The only change I made was I substituted parsley for finely chopped scallions. Just stir in after you have mixed everything else and top with a few scallions also along with the paprika. YUMMY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been making my own hummus for about 10 years, and when I discovered this recipe I knew I'd struck gold. My husband said it was the best batch of hummus we'd ever had. Fabulous. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make a similar hummus, with a few changes. I add in the Thai chilli garlic paste 1/2 to 1 tsp., adds a nice spice, I've done it with parsley but I prefer basil. People love my homemade hummus.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never made Hummus before but had to whip up a quick dish. Everyone who ate it asked for the recipe.....I followed it pretty much, though I added 1/4 cup roasted red peppers and left out the parsley. Sprinkled some papricka on top instead. It was awesome!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
For me hummus is the one thing that tastes better from the shops than made at home. And I know it's because I'm not doing right. I think its the additives the shops add. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved this! I'm not a huge hummus fan but all the rest of them are. They said it was the best they'd ever had. Super simple to make too. Definitely use the sesame oil, the feedback from family was this made a very nice difference. Made this recipe exactly as written. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This hummus has a great flavor and is incredibly easy to make. I was out of sesame oil but it was still delicious without. I'm sure with sesame oil it would just be that much better! I'm sure it will be a hit at the party I'm attending later today! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow...so simple and so delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My church participates in a Daniel Fast in January every year and every year this hummus dip is a staple in our vegan diet. We enjoy it with whole wheat matzo or grilled fresh veggies. I have shared this recipe with coworkers and served it at my Christmas gathering. Everyone loves it and I will no longer have to buy all that tahini that I can't finish and gets wasted in the back of the fridge! Thanks, Dave! item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUM! I almost ate the whole batch by myself. I'm such a hummus freak and this recipe is absolutely perfect! It's fresh and different and it's so easy to play with the ingredients to make it perfect for your taste. This is now my go-to hummus recipe! MMMMM!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We love this I make at least 1 batch a week for the kids to snack on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I keep craving hummus, so I thought it was time I tried making my own. I was curious about this recipe 'cause it doesn't use tahini, which I cannot find in my town. It was delicious! However, I advise you to let it sit before serving--the flavors really came alive after a night in the fridge. I used the leftovers in the Hummus and Grilled Veggies Wrap--what a dynamite combo! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy. Inexpensive. Delicious... Make this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was skeptical, without using tahini. I had all ingredints on hand, I added a bit more sesame oil, and it is really good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Dave's recipe for hummus is not only delicious, yet incorporates everyday ingredients that can be found right in one's pantry. Every recipe that I had previously researched, more often than not, incorporated sesame tahini in the recipe. I'm not one to have sesame tahini laying around the house, so Dave's substitute with sesame oil, was a great way for me to utilize what was already in my pantry, rather than going out and buying an extra, as well as expensive, ingredient. Not only is this recipe extremely simple to put together, but it will make you the star of any dinner party you attend. The real "kicker" in this recipe that will have guests licking their lips all the way to a pleasant food coma, would without a doubt be the cumin. It is a pleasant surprise which makes this hummus unique and flavorful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so simple and so delicious. A very simple recipe that anyone can make and everyone will love. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious. Simple as that. It has such a great flavor, yet no ingredient is overpowering. They all blend together well and compliment each other. Love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used this recipe for my daughter's birthday. My guests loved it...so much so that I didn't have enough to serve. From then on I often make the hummus dip for my husband's lunch too and keep some handy. It's very simple and ingredients were very commonly found in our grocery (UAE). item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first attempt at making hummus. I liked the flavors of cumin, garlic and sesame oil. I served it with pita chips and veggies and it was well received. I have had requests for the recipe. Thanks to Dave. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it's so much easier! this is my go-to hummus recipe. it's delicious, it's easy, and you can get creative! sometimes i use rosemary or cilantro instead of parsely. sometimes i use more garlic. tonight i added some tofu to beef-up it's nutritional value... delicious! if it's not mixing well in your food processor, just add some more olive oil. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had problems with the consistency. It was so dry that it wouldn't even blend in my food processor. The taste was ok and next time I am going to reserve the liquid from the beans to thin it out. My son studied in Jordan and Egypt and he said the taste was good but not authentic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved the subtle taste of the sesame oil. I added some cayenne pepper for heat and it was perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this once or twice a week.... it's a standard in my kitchen... I love to make "hummus burritos" with a little sliced cheese, lettuce, & a nice helping of hummus... item not reviewed by moderator and published
lol... I just made this and it taste just like hummus, but better. Ive only tried the store baught kind so this is really good to me. My kids do not like it though, but thats not suprising! I served it with grilled, soft and warm pita bread. The kids ate the bread but not the hummus. I loved it... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have served this and taken it to a number of events and people love it! I have given this recipe out so much! Very tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for the 2010 superbowl party and it was a hit! I served with veggies and toasted baquette bread.....everyone loved the bread and bypassed the celery! I had some basil infused olive oil so I used half that and half regular for added flavor plus extra parsley. I doubled this recipe which made ALOT of hummus, so I had extra to share. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for the 1st time yesterday - made it early afternoon to serve as an appetizer to dinner guests. We all loved it and I was asked for the recipe. I followed the recipe exactly but will modify going forward to mix it up. I served with crackers, carrots and pretzel sticks. I highly recommend! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I substituted unsweetened applesauce, for the olive oil, to cut down on the calories. Nobody new the difference, and it saved a lot of calories per serving. It was awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so easy to make and inexpensive too. I love it. I normally add the juice of a whole lemon because I hate to have half a lemon hanging around and I decrease the garlic a little because my 2 year old eats this a lot, She loves it too, So much better than store bought. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasteless you are clueless. I added roasted tomatoes in olive oil. I cut the oil back by 1/4 cup. added chipotle powder and extra lemon juice. perfect. Mwah! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not even close to the real thing. Overall very tasteless. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I threw a little chili oil in as well to give it more of a kick and it was excellent! I love that you don't need to add tahini to it. So easy, I plan on making this recipe frequently! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe on my ladies group, they cleaned the bowl, not a drop left. I increased the sesame oil to 1 tsp., just because I love this ingredient, I also added about 1/4 cup of capers and then garnished with them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Okay, so this probably shouldn't be called hummus- maybe chickpea dip or something, however it was so good I will forgive him. I don't keep tahini on hand but always have sesame oil, so this was really nice to get the gist of hummus without having to buy something I would rarely use. This is also good using roasted garlic- but I use double the amount when using roasted. I'm looking forward to trying other variations like adding sun-dried tomatoes, chili, horseradish etc. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for Christmas and it was a huge hit. Everyone wanted the recipe! I love the sesame oil instead of Tahini, now I don't have to buy a big jar only to use one tablespoon. I added roasted garlic and some feta cheese on the top, yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a slightly different spin without tahini, but it is great. I actually didn't have the sesame oil, but I added some hot chili garlic sauce. It came out delicious, not lacking a thing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this for every party. 100000 timex better than store bought. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is fantastic, especially for those who don't like tahini. I even liked the lemon in this recipe. I might cut back a little on it next time. I will definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was very easy to make! I just added some artichoke hearts, red pepper flakes & a drop of adobe. It was the best hummus I've ever tasted!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is so easy, and delicious! I only had one can of beans,so I halved the recipe and it was great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I enjoyed this dip even without tahini. I did add a lot of extra lemon juice and garlic. I also made it the night before so that it could sit. I think it helped the flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was wonderful hummus. I love the Asian Sesame oil flavour in it. Now I don't have to bother buying tahini. Next time I make it though, I'm adding a bit more lemon juice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love it, my family loves it and I'll never buy store-bought hummus again. And it's a fraction of the price you pay at those 7.99 lb. olive bars. Try it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very simple and delicious hummus. We have tried recipes before using tahini paste that were much more expensive, more difficult to make and not as tasty. This will definitely be added to our family's weekly meals. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect recipe for hummus. It tastes much better than the hummus you buy at the store. Super quick and easy to make. Bold flavor, but yet still mild, like hummus should be. item not reviewed by moderator and published
good recipe w/o the added salt item not reviewed by moderator and published
Based on some of the comments from previous raters (you guys rock!) I added some chicken broth when it got too thick. I also had some roasted eggplant from the previous night's dinner and it was fantastic. Didn't miss the tahini at all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
period. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I served this over the memorial weekend to a crowd of 12 and almost everyone said it was the best they ever had! My husband, who does not like Hummus, reluctantly tried it and thought it was GREAT. The only change I made was putting Tahini (sesame paste) instead of the asian sesame oil. I also added a little more lemon than it called for. Wonderful recipe! Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best hummus I have ever made. Usually I don't know how much of lemon or garlic I should use. This time I followed the recipe exactly and it is sooooooooooooo good. I let it sit in the fridge over night and I just had some with brocoli. I ate half of the thing. The only thing I used a little less garlic because otherwise my mouth would smell like it. I urge you to try it. You won't regret it. I love it. UM UM GOOD!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i make this over and over again. however with a few changes.... slightly less olive oil and more lemon juice add lemon zest and chopped oregano a little cayenne pepper item not reviewed by moderator and published
Now you got a hummus dip... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great base recipe for hummus. I have made this many, many times and it has always come out excellent! Sometimes I add artichokes or pine nuts and it is always delicious. I serve it with toasted pita points, cucumbers, tomatoes and carrots. Everytime I entertain with it I get requests for the recipe and it is gone as soon as it is put out. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved this dip, it only took a few minutes to prepare and enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved how easy it was to make and the end result was delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
great for entertaining and everyday treat item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a treat to have a bit of delicious, fresh hummus! It was quick and easy with the few simple ingredients this recipe required. I am sure my company tonight will thoroughly enjoy this with a bit of warm naan. Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for Super Bowl appetizer. Served it with garlic pita bread chips. It was WONDERFUL! Used my finger to get the last bit out of the bowl. Good strong flavor because of garlic. Be sure to drizzle it with good olive oil. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love all Dave Lieberman's recipes, but this one was so fast and easy and delicious, I had to review it! I used the food processor, and I didn't have any parsley, so I used cilantro. It took longer to clean up afterwards than it did to actually make the dish. I highly recommend it. Thanks, Dave! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is excellent, easy, quick and way better then store bought. I did do it in a food processor and it worked very well. I am taking to a superbowl party tomorrow and I am sure it will be a crowd pleaser!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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