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Simple, Classic Hummus Dip Recipe

Growing up, we didn’t get very adventurous with the foods we ate. It wasn’t until I met my husband when I was 20, that I started eating foods from different countries and going outside of my comfort zone. One of the first things I tried with him was Greek food. I absolutely loved it (still do!) and one of my favorite things to eat was hummus. Hummus is great with soft, warm pita bread, tortilla chips, crackers, veggies…it’s so versatile and so yummy!


What I also love is not only is this classic hummus recipe delicious, but you can also use it as a base for some other wonderful flavors. I love red pepper hummus, pesto hummus & pine nut hummus! There are so many varieties out there just waiting to be made!

Hummus is easy to make at home and it’s great to have everything on hand if you have company coming over. They’ll be impressed with the food and you won’t have to spend a ton of time preparing anything!

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Simple Classic Hummus Recipe

Serving Size: 4 servings

Simple Classic Hummus Recipe


  • *3 tablespoons lemon juice or juice from 2-3 lemons
  • *1/4 cup water
  • *6 tablespoons tahini, stirred well
  • *2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • *1 (14-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • *1 small garlic clove, minced or pressed through garlic press (about 1/2 teaspoon)
  • *1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • *1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • *Pinch cayenne (add more if you like more spice)
  • *1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley leaves


  1. Combine lemon juice and water in small bowl then whisk together tahini and 2 tablespoons oil in second small bowl or measuring cup.
  2. Process chickpeas, garlic, salt, cumin, and cayenne in food processor until almost fully ground, about 15 seconds. Scrape down bowl with rubber spatula. With machine running, add lemon juice-water mixture in steady stream. Scrape down bowl and continue to process for 1 minute. With machine running, add oil-tahini mixture in steady stream through feed tube; continue to process until hummus is smooth and creamy, about 15 seconds, scraping down bowl as needed.
  3. Transfer hummus to serving bowl sprinkle parsley over surface, cover with plastic wrap, and let stand until flavors meld, at least 30 minutes.


Nutrition, per serving Protein: 9.1 grams Carbs: 29.8 grams Fat: 20.3 grams Calories: 322.8 Fiber: 6.8 grams


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