Hummus Dip

Total Time:
10 min
10 min

about 2 cups

  • 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

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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    I liked it...I added a little more lemon for additional zest
    Delicious recipe. I added sautéed shallots and tahini in place of the water.
    this is awesome, i tend to up the lemon, cumin and sesame to make this bad boy a sloppy jaloppy.
    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..
    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.
    I made this for my vegetarian friends last night and we absolutely loved it!
    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.
    I made this for the 4th of July to take to a dinner. Everyone raved!
    very simple ingredients, easy to make, and it?s delish!!
    This is simply DELICIOUS!
    this is a great easy basic hummas, will go with anything
    Very delicious! Easy to make with readily available ingredients!
    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' 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'!
    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.
    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..
    Ok but not the most flavorful recipe.
    Love this recipe. Made it many times. Sometimes I add roasted red peppers when I have it handy.
    Quick and Easy! I used an entire lemon too.
    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.
    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.
    Loved it. Used the juice of a whole lemon and kosher salt. It came out perfect.
    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!
    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???
    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!
    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. 
    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....
    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!!
    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.
    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.
    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!
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