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Garlic Hummus

Hummus is one of my favorite things to eat and I've been eating lots ever since I learned how to make it! I've been making it for a few years now but this is my favorite recipe given to me by my sister in law, Lydia. It's easy too! I like to make the hummus from dried chickpeas but feel free to use canned as well!

Garlic Hummus

1 c dried chickpeas (or 2 c cooked/tinned chickpeas)
boiling water
juice of 2-3 lemons
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp salt
2-3 Tbsp tahini (sesame paste - you can get it from the health food isle)
¼ - 1 c oil (I generally use about 1/4 c and then add some water too)
1/2 tsp cumin (optional - not in traditional hommus, I just like to add some)

• Pour generous amount of boiling water over chickpeas (as they expand lots). Leave them to stand for at least an hour. Then boil chickpeas until tender (probably 1-2 hours). Drain and reserve some of the liquid. Alternatively, use tinned ones (probably 2 tins would be enough)
• Put chickpeas in blender or food processor with lemon, garlic, salt and tahini (and cumin if you're using it). Add the oil starting with 1/4 cup. If the mixture is too dry add some of the reserved liquid. Whiz the mixture til smooth, stopping the blender and pushing down the mixture several times.
• Add remaining oil slowly until it is a good consistency. Taste it to see if it needs extra of anything (as the proportions are fairly flexible)
• Refrigerate. It stays well in fridge for a week and freezes well too.

Garlic Hummus

So there you have it!

I like to make a double batch and freeze half of it for when I'm in the mood for some hummus. Serve with pita chips or veggies! Audrey's favorite snack is hummus and bell pepper strips.

Talia Christine


  1. OOO delicious! I LOVE hummus after eating it daily when I lived in Israel. I will have to make my own ... my 2 sons will love this recipe. Lou xx I hope you don't mind but I added your badge to my blog.. x

    1. Thanks for sharing the blog love! I'd love to do a swap. Your Etsy print shop is so cute!

  2. yummmmmmm hummus is one of my most favourite foods too. I'm going to try making my own from dried chick peas, whenever I have made my own with canned,it tastes weird.

    1. Same! I only make it from dried personally. I don't like the flavor of the brine that they come in!

  3. Looks yummy! I LOVE hummus, so the idea of making my own is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh, I could live on hummus :) thanks for posting the recipe - I have a bag of dried chickpeas in the cupboard that I've been feeling guilty for ignoring for a while! Might be a job for tomorrow afternoon! Love your blog :) (We haven't met in person but I went to school with your husband - say hi from me!)

  5. I like to cook up a large pot of chick peas and freeze them in smaller portions. This makes making hummus even easier and cheaper than the canned variety.

  6. Will be trying this, thanks

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  7. That's exactly how I've been making hummus, but my favourite thing is to roast extra pieces of kumara (sweet potato) when my family has a roast, and throwing that in too - roast kumara hummus is the BEST!


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