Hummus, that creamy dip that hails from the Middle East, has a reputation as clean, healthy food. It deserves it.

All the main ingredients are superfoods in their own right. It’s got chickpeas, sesame paste (tahini), garlic, and olive oil in most traditional versions.


  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed.
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp water paprika or za’atar for serving (optional)


Removing the skin from the chickpeas. This will take a little time, but it makes a difference in creating a smooth consistency. Place chickpeas, tahini, cumin, salt, lemon juice, and garlic cloves in a food processor and start pulsing.

While the food processor is running, drizzle in olive oil. Check consistency and add more olive oil. If consistency is still too chunky add a few drops of water and pulse again.

Sprinkle top with paprika or za’atar and serve with pita, chips, or veggies.

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