Quick and Easy Hummus

Quick and Easy Hummus

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  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups cooked or canned garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed (see note)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil


In a food processor or blender combine garlic, tahini and lemon juice; process for 1 minute. Add garbanzo beans and process until smooth. Add water, a little at a time, to achieve desired consistency.

Add cumin, cayenne and salt and process. Taste and adjust seasonings. Transfer to a serving bowl, smooth top and drizzle with olive oil.

Special notes:

Canned beans are fine in this recipe, but we suggest cooking a pot of Pedrosillano cafe garbanzo beans to try the difference. Available in our bulk department, this variety of bean has a creamy texture and nutty flavor that is perfect in hummus.

For additional flavor, reserve the garbanzo cooking liquid and use it as a replacement for the 1/4 cup water in this recipe.

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