Homemade Hummus

Recipe submitted by: Paul Pierce

When you're in search of a healthy appetizer, whip up a batch of this homemade humus
cook 15 min
cook 15 Min
cook As Much As You Want

What's in it


1 (15-oz. can) garbanzo beans (chick peas)
1 Tbsp. low-fat (reduced fat) peanut butter
1/3 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 cup warm water or garbanzo bean liquid
1/4 cup finely minced parsley leaves
1 tsp. sesame seed oil
1 Tbsp. ground sumac or paprika for garnish

How to cook it


  • Drain garbanzo beans and set aside liquid from the can
  • In a food processor or blender, place garbanzo beans, peanut butter, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, and salt; add either 1/4 to 1/2 cup warm water or garbanzo beans liquid (depending on how thick on want your hummus)
  • Blend approximately 3 to 5 minutes until pureed
  • Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking; remove to bowl; mix in parsley and sesame seed oil; refrigerate for several hours before serving