We’ve been doing a lot of round the world cooking again and this time I’ve been making hummus to go as a side dish to everything. This hummus is so good that even my kids will eat it. I like to give it to them as a snack with veggies or pretzels to eat after school. If you want smoother, richer tasting hummus you can up the oil from what I have listed. This will not have that truly smooth consistency. The water from the chickpeas stands in for the oil a bit in making it taste smoother, but doesn’t coat the tongue quite like oil would. It does, however, have far fewer calories. I think it’s almost as good. Enjoy!



  • 1 can or approx 2 cups cooked chickpeas, with liquid

  • 1/4 c fresh lemon juice

  • 1/4 c tahini

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1/2-1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp cumin

  • paprika for serving



  1. 1. Throw everything into a food processor and then add more of what you like to taste. I like lots of garlic so I use a whole clove, less might be good too.




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