Thursday, May 27, 2010

Yummy Hummy

Here's a little Food Feature! Every time I make this hummus for a gathering, it gets gobbled up and the recipe gets scribbled on scraps of paper and tucked into handbags. My husband, who has never been much of a hummus fan, requests it weekly if I don't make it without his asking. And my sister, who is a huge hummus fan and makes her own all the time, has declared it the best recipe ever! I found this recipe online because I was having guests and was missing a few things for my usual Barefoot Contessa recipe (huge follower of the Contessa).  I just wanted something basic, and there it was. It comes out right every time, which is something I remember reading in the comments section of the website. My only advise: follow the directions, don't try to substitute! Oh, this recipe comes from Roy Hobbs, I originally found it on He calls it "Real Hummus," but I call it:

"Yummy Hummy"


  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 (19 ounce) can garbanzo beans, half the liquid reserved
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. In a blender, chop the garlic. Pour garbanzo beans into blender, reserving about a tablespoon for garnish. Place lemon juice, tahini, chopped garlic and salt in blender. Blend until creamy and well mixed.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a medium serving bowl. Sprinkle with pepper and pour olive oil over the top. Garnish with reserved garbanzo beans.
*try substituting cumin for the pepper, for a switch
**my personal notes: I pour about 1 TB of olive oil in and stir it up, then drizzle a little more over the top. Of course, I sprinkle it with paprika, cause it's pretty. 

1 comment:

  1. Yup, greatest stuff. It has such a simple taste, but that is what makes it the BEST! Made it tonight, ate almost all of it tonight! Even little Gus loves it!