The Essentials / Hummus

3 years ago by

Words Sophia Roe

We’re back with another Essential Recipe with our favorite Sophia Roe. This time, hummus! A staple in all our of our late night snacking. We’ll let Sophia, the professional, take it from here…



The Essentials / Hummus

2 cups freshly cooked garbanzo beans or 1 16 oz. can
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp cumin
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp. tahini
1 tsp sea salt or more to taste
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
optional: 1 few tablespoons of water, ½ tsp smoked paprika



The Essentials / Hummus

This recipe really could not be any easier. I think the key to smooth hummus is letting the food processor do all of the work. Throw the garbanzo beans, lemon juice, cumin, garlic, tahini, and sea salt into the food processor. Turn the food processor on for about 30 seconds and then slowly pour in the olive oil. I like to add a few tbsp. of water if it looks like the hummus is too thick. Alternatively I love adding a little smoked paprika for a nice depth of flavor. Don’t be scared to leave your food processor on for a few minutes even after it has mixed thoroughly. The food processor really helps in creating that creamy texture we are all looking for.

For toppings I love toasting some pine nuts or almonds in a pan. Or simmering some herbs in olive oil and pouring them on top of olives.

Store in the refrigerator in an air tight container. Homemade hummus usually lasts for about 7-10 days in the refrigerator.

The Essentials / Hummus


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  • Armelle Paulina June, 10 2018, 2:06 / Reply

    Ooooh Yes !!! We will try this awsome recipe tonight… at home, in Marrakech medina !
    Have a nice evening all the Readers
    Cheers !
    Armelle & Paulina

  • Garbanzo beans?! For humus?! Humus means chickpea in Arabic, so I always get irritated when people adopt the term to describe any sort of dipping sauce under the sun. Also, it looks like she’s using chickpeas in the picture. Why the hell would you use garbanzo beans?

  • Veronica June, 11 2018, 8:15

    Hi Rose! Chickpeas and garbanzo beans are two different words for the same bean. so she was indeed using chickpeas. Garbanzo happens to be the Spanish term while chickpea is the common English term. xxV

  • LOVE this post.
    I am good at hummus eating but not very good at hummus making. So I’ll give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing. <3


  • The photo of the herbs cooking in olive oil is just stunning !

  • Nice recipe! One extra step to make it even creamier is to remove skins from chickpeas (peel them), before processing them. The outer layer of the beans goes off easily if gently rubbed, I usually do it in a bowl of water, using canned chickpeas. Worth the effort!

  • My favorite hummus trick is to drizzle with olive oil and garnish with chives, rosemary, or whatever is fresh from the garden right before guests arrive! Elevates the flavors and looks deliciously beautiful :)

  • I love hummus . Great recipe , some times I add a little hot sauce . Yummy ?
    Dress The Part

  • Très belles photos! Cette rubrique est une bulle d’inspiration pour la créativité culinaire, bravo!

  • This recipe worked for me, thanks so much!!

  • Awesome recipe… Will be trying this! Looks so yummy and filling. Its perfect now for the winter time.

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