Thursday, February 25, 2010


This is really fun to make, and delicious too. You will need a food processor in order to get the consistency right.

With the chopping blade in place on the food processor, put the lemon zest, salt

and garlic cloves

through the feed tube, then pulse about 10-12 times until minced.

Drain the chickpeas; rinse with water, and then drain again. Add them to the work bowl

then add the tahini,

water and lemon juice

and cumin.

Process this until it is smooth and creamy. With the machine running, add the olive oil

and parsley

through the food tube. Process until smooth. Enjoy with pita, crackers, crudite, and as a sandwich spread. There are a lot of possibilities!

I love bringing pita, veggies and hummus for lunch - easy to pack, good mix of carbs, protein and veggies. For more great ideas for lunch, visit the Ultimate Recipe Swap.

For more great recipes, visit Cooking Thursday, Foodie Friday, Food on Fridays, and Friday Food, Super Bowl Eats and Treats.


2 strips lemon zest
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
2 cloves garlic
1 - 28 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 Tbsp. tahini
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
5 Tbsp. water
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. dried parsley

With the chopping blade fitted on a food processor, pulse together the lemon zest, salt and garlic until minced, 10-12 times. Add the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, water and cumin to the work bowl. Process until smooth. With the machine running, add the olive oil and parsley through the food tube. Process another 30 seconds or so until smooth. Serve with crudite, crackers or pita, or as a sandwich spread.

Makes 2 1/2 cups.


  1. Hummus is something I've been wanting to make! Love your recipe! Will have to try it soon!

  2. Oh, yum! I love hummus. I will have to try this soon. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Love Hummus! Your recipe sounds delicious!

  4. This looks so good. My ex-H is Armenian and I got addicted to hummus during that time!

  5. I love, love, love Hummus! This looks like another great recipe! Thanks, again for mentioning my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party, and for linking up the hummus. This is definitely going on my food list for the game!


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