Thursday, July 23, 2009

Garlic Hummus

I love Hummus and I love making it. I have finally figured out how to make it the way I like it.
I like my hummus thick, like paste. You can then spread it on sandwiches and tortillas, which is exactly what I do with it sometimes.
It is easy to make, good for you, and soooooooooooooo tasty, yummmmmmm!!

You will need:
1 can of garbanzo beans (chick peas)
2-4 tablespoons of Tahini (ground sesame seeds)
2-4 tablespoons of extra virgin Olive Oil
4 cloves of garlic
(this is really personal, I LOVE garlic, 6 or 7 cloves for me, I make this so it burns my nose sometimes when I eat it and I make sure I don't have to go anywhere for awhile or not, if I am feeling like a rebel)
1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground Black Pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground Cumin
1 lemon
- juice
2 Green Onions sliced
Rinse and drain the garbanzo beans (if you like your hummus runnier, you save this drained off water and add to the hummus when you mix it.)
Add beans to your food processor bowl and then add all the other ingredients.
Pulse the processor until you like the consistency. I prefer it to be completely creamed. No chunks.
Place into a covered bowl and serve chilled with a drizzle of olive oil and some chopped green onions.
I like to eat this with tortilla chips but it is also very good with crackers, pretzels, or vegetables too, like celery, carrots, cauliflower and broccoli.
And like I said spread on bread and on an avocado sandwich. It also makes a really great spread for flour tortillas wraps, instead of mayo or dressing.
I have a few variations on this.


  1. Oh, I am going to try this one Marie! Thanks.

    Oh, Mark Twain post at Quote-ching...

  2. Actually this sounds quite delicious, except I'm too prissy to eat garlic..and I never pepper anything. That doesn't mean I can't adapt this yummy sounding recipe. Take care, Susan.

  3. Yvonne I think you will love it!

    I having fun with the quote thing!!
    I just love your blog.

  4. Susan I have others, but you don't have to put garlic in at all.
    You can also make this with other kinds of beans too.
    I will work on some of my others but most of them have garlic in them. I love love lllove the stuff!
    Thanks for stopping in.
    Hugs and smooches.

  5. You are my kind of cook! I love garlic and that's the best sounding recipe for hummus that I've heard. I will make it Saturday so I can sit here and eat it all day. I should air out by Monday!! LOL

  6. LOL!! Lynda, I love you, you make me laugh.
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

  7. Hi Marie
    you are really are a girl after my own heart, as I love hummus too and so does my D Jacqui, Garlic and all.
    I mostly buy it even tho it is a bit salty, But I can just imagine you coming to my place and we having a party with that Hummus.
    Wow what an idea to look forward to. I love Chick Peas too and made some yummy soup last week and put a tin of Chick peas in Yummy.

  8. I like that idea Elizabeth! Sounds wonderful to me!
    I think they are rather tasty in salads too.
    Love and Hugs.

  9. I LOVE hummus and your recipe sounds way YUMMY!

    Enjoy your weekend!


    Chris :-)

  10. Hi Marie, Well I have to say that I've never had Hummus before and it sure sounds great, I'll have to try it! I also never had a avocado sandwich before either, hmm sounds like it's prob something that I would love! Thanks so much Marie and have a great day!
    Giant hugs to you...

  11. Hello beautiful friend.

    Thank you Marie for your non stop prayers and love.

    I felt them all.

    Love Renee xoxo

  12. I ADORE Hummus and Garlic...and the combo is so exciting just to think about. I have never made it but had it a lot...but I have copied your recipe and I am off to the market for 'supplies' There will be Hummus in the House tonight...OH YES...there will be Hummus Tonight!!

    Hugs and Thanks Marie..


  13. Hi Marie
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and touching my heart with your kind words!♥
    I LOVE hummus but haven't found a good recipe...UNTIL NOW! This sounds so good and I'm going to copy and paste and print it out right now!
    Thanks and have a super day!!


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