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hummus recipe

This hummus is incredibly creamy from the tahini.  Spread the hummus on a round plate, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika if you like!


  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1-2 cloves fresh garlic
  • ½ cup tahini (also called sesame paste)
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt or regular table salt
  • ½-1 tsp ground cumin, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp cayenne powder
  • ½ cup cold water or more as needed

For drizzle: 2 tbsp olive oil, paprika


  1. Place chickpeas and garlic into the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process until chopped.
  2. Add tahini, lemon juice, salt, cumin, cayenne powder, and mix.
  3. Drizzle in water. Process again. Add more water and lemon juice as needed to thin the hummus to desired consistency.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and paprika.

Serves 10


About Carolyn Cohen

Carolyn Cohen, Natural Foods Chef, has owned and operated DELICIOUSDISH Cooking School for the last 15 years. DELICIOUSDISH Cooking School specializes in whole natural food HOME cooking, meal panning, and healthy eating. CAROLYN also owns DELICIOUSNUTRITION, a nutrition based culinary school specializing in holistic health and nutrition. Classes focus on clean-eating programs, superfoods and classes targeting specific health concerns and goals. Carolyn, is an Occupational Therapist by training who left her practice to pursue her passion - cooking. She started cooking at a very young age, and takes great pride in planning both simple, everyday meals and menus you can entertain with. Her informative and casual teaching style has inspired people to become great cooks and to enjoy being in the kitchen.

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