Homemade Hummus

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This homemade hummus relies on chickpeas to provide a creamy base, while the tahini and lemon juice offer flavorful undertones. Pair it with pita, veggies, or even use it as a salad dressing!


Total time: 5 minutes


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 (16oz can) garbanzo beans
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


This recipe contains sesame seeds.
Tahini is a condiment consisting of toasted ground sesame seeds. Tahini can be found near the nut butter or condiments aisle of most grocery stores.


Peel garlic and then chop by blending in blender. Drain liquid out of garbanzo bean can. Pour garbanzo beans, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, and salt into blender. Blend until smooth and well mixed. Transfer the blended mixture into a medium serving bowl and sprinkle with pepper. Enjoy! Store in covered bowl in refrigerator.


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Recipe adapted from a recipe by Sara Quessenberry of Real Simple