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Healthy Homemade Hummus

Hummus is super easy and can be made ahead of time for any event and served throughout the week! When purchasing chickpeas or garbanzo beans, check the ingredients—make sure there aren’t a lot of added ingredients. The can should just contain beans, water, and salt. 



1 15 oz (425 g) can of chickpeas

1 clove of garlic, peeled

1 large lemon, juiced

½ cup (125 mL) tahini

1 tsp (5 mL) of ground cumin

¾ tsp (3.6 mL) salt

2 tbsp (30 mL) extra virgin olive oil

½ tsp (2.5 mL) ground pepper

Optional: For a fun variation, add roasted red peppers or other spices to the hummus and blend thoroughly.



Rinse chickpeas in a colander under cold water and drain.

Combine the garlic, fresh lemon juice, and tahini in a food processor. Blend until smooth (about 30 seconds).

Add and blend the cumin, salt, and extra virgin olive oil. If the hummus isn’t smooth enough, add ice water (about one tbsp at a time) until it reaches desired consistency.

Once smooth, transfer to a bowl and add pepper.

Serve with carrots, cucumbers, or a veggie of your choice


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