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Hummus (Chickpea|Garbanzo Dip)

Posted By Vardhini On April 30, 2012 @ 8:30 pm In Condiments,Gallery,Healthy Recipes,Mediterranean,Quick & Easy,Under 30 minutes | 17 Comments

Hummus | Cooks JoyAnother one in the Mediterranean series is the hummus. This is a dip made using chickpeas (garbanzo). Being a huge garbanzo fan, it is not a surprise that I love this dip. It can be used over pita bread or even regular bread and is very easy to make. Hummus is also a nice dip to go with veggies like carrots, cauliflower and broccoli. This is a basic version and there are tons of variations to jazz it up. I got this recipe from my friend as part of my Mediterranean spree a few months ago. K had been asking me to make it again ever since and I recently made it again with some variations listed in the notes section. Off to the recipe.

Hummus | Cooks Joy


  • 1.5 cups cooked garbanzo (canned will also work)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tahini( store bought or home made sesame paste – refer to notes)
  • 1/4 tsp salt (adjust to taste)

My Notes

  1. If using dry garbanzo, soak overnight and then pressure cook.
  2. To make sesame paste at home, dry roast a cup of sesame seeds and allow to cool. Take in a food processor or blender and add 1/3 to 1/2 cup olive oil and make a paste.
  3. You can add roasted red bell pepper for a variation.
  4. I added chilly powder and cumin powder for a batch and it was good.
  5. For another batch I added pickled jalapenos. You can also add regular jalapenos.



Cooked garbanzo. Refer notes.


Take garbanzo, garlic and lemon juice in a blender or food processor.


Add olive oil.


Add tahini.


Add salt.


Blend to a smooth paste adding water if needed.

Healthy and tasty dip ready to have with pita bread or regular bread.

Hummus (Chickpea Dip) | Cooks Joy


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