Homemade Hummus

21 Jul

I spent a long time in my life believing that I hated hummus. In fact, i spent 10 years as a vegetarian who hated hummus, which was interesting, because that’s what everyone thought I should be eating. But I tried it once, and it was terrible. Turns out, I just had a bad hummus… because 15 years later, I tried it again, and fell in love. I was able to lower the calories significantly from a store bought hummus, by omitting the olive oil, and using about 1/2 the tahini. My favorite way to eat it is on sliced cucumbers. That allows me to have more hummus, since the vessel is super-low in calories!


  • 1 can of chick peas (garbanzo beans) drained
  • 2 Tbsp of Tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 4 Tbsp miced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 5 Tbsp water (give/take)



1. Pay attention folks. The directions for this one are intense.

2 See all that stuff up there in the “Ingredients” list? Throw it all in the food processor, and grind it all down until you are happy with the texture. For me, that meant “until i could no longer stand the sound of the food processor” but I have a bit of sensory sensitivity… Add a little more water if it’s too think. You may need to stop now and then to scrape the edges.


Makes 1 1/2 cups of hummus.


1/4 Cup = 99 Calories

Approximately 3 ww points plus per serving




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