Hummus is readily available in stores and is wonderful to serve with pita bread and raw vegetables.  If you’ve never tried to make hummus, it isn’t hard, especially this recipe.  It can be made with simple ingredients that are easy to have on hand in your pantry.  

Hummus - Completed

A creamy spread that can be used with pita bread, fresh veggies and even on pizza.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
  1. 1 (15 oz.) can of garbanzo beans, drained. Retain liquid.
  2. 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion or 1 tsp onion powder
  3. 3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed or 1 tsp garlic powder
  4. 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  5. 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  6. 1 lime, juiced
  7. 1/2 tsp. cumin
  8. 1/4 tsp. salt (more or less to taste)
  1. Drain garbanzo beans. Retain liquid.
  2. Place garbanzo beans and 2 Tbsp of garbanzo bean liquid in food processor for 1 minute.
  3. Add remaining ingredients plus 1Tbsp of garbanzo bean liquid. More liquid can be added for a thinner hummus.
  4. Place in a serving bowl. If desired take a spoon and create a small hole. Fill with olive oil and a few kalamata olives.
  5. Refrigerate.
  1. Tahini is normally used in hummus recipes. I've replaced that taste with sesame oil because I always have that in my cupboard.
  2. The amount of garlic can be adjusted to taste.
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Hummus - Ingredients

Invest in the right kitchen tools – There are more expensive tools to squeeze a lemon or lime but this wooden juicer  is my tool of choice.  Tip:  Roll lime on the counter a few times before cutting in half  to release the juice.  I love my Cuisinart Food Processor.  It’s an old friend and is my go to tool when making hummus, almond joy ball or pizza dough.  I use this salt in all my cooking – just because a product tastes salty doesn’t mean it’s giving your body the best nutrients.  If you’ve never bought this type of salt before it will seem pricy but there is a difference.

Hummus - Lime

Prepare an assortment of veggies and enjoy the hummus.

Hummus - Plated

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  1. Oh my goodness Debbie! You just made my day so much easier. Well, at least the day that I finally decided again to make humus. [wink]
    I’ve only made humus once….that’s because I needed to make the tahini….and well…as good as it all was…I just never made it again. I think I need to give your recipe a try.
    Also…the hand juicer is such a good idea. I have an antique depression ware green juicer. But…I’m embarrassed to say this…it’s too much work to wash. I think your hand juicer is a great idea. I’m putting it on my list. And yes…I LOVE kitchen gadgets. 🙂
    Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

    • Diane – Your post made me so happy. I love it when a shortcut I come up with works for others I find that this recipe does the trick even when I use the ground spices (garlic and onion). When the day comes for you whip up some hummus – let me know what you think.