Extra Easy Hummus

    10 mins

    Tahini-free hummus that only takes minutes, and is a favorite with my kids.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained, liquid reserved
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. In a blender or food processor combine garbanzo beans, garlic, cumin, salt and olive oil. Blend on low speed, gradually adding reserved bean liquid, until desired consistency is achieved.

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    I made this the first time by the recipe exactly. I missed the sesame flavor without the sesame paste, but liked the reduced fat/calorie idea. The second time I made it, I decided to use sesame oil instead of olive oil. This way, the calorie/fat difference was negligible, but the sesame flavor was included--YUMMY!! I also doubled the garlic and halved the cumin, as others suggested. I used 1 T lemon juice and added bean juice, as needed, during the blending process. For those on WW, 1/4 of this recipe is 2 points...put it on cucumber spears or carrot chips and you can't go wrong!  -  15 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    great recipe, if you are looking an alternative to hummus without tahini. i doubled the garlic, halfed the cumin, added a few shakes of ground red pepper, and some lemon juice. you really need to add a little lemon, otherwise the recipe just isn't has "bright". i really enjoyed this one!  -  07 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This hummus was pretty good, but it was sort of bland. It was a lot better after adding paprika, a few drops of chili oil, and some sesame seeds.  -  02 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)