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The Best Hummus

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Smooth hummus, just like your local Mediterranean restaurant


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  • 2 cans chickpeas drained (reserve 2/3 cup of the liquid)
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 15 cloves garlic (depending on your garlicky perference)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp kosher salt (or to taste)
  • juice from 1.5 lemons (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • Maldon salt to finish
  • paprika to finish
  • cumin to finish


  1. take juice from lemon and reserved liquid and bring to a boil
  2. blend chickpeas, tahini, garlic, and hot liquid in a blender till smooth
    1. can add more reserved liquid to get desired consistency
  3. once blended, drizzle in olive oil and pulse (it will get bitter if you blend too much)
  4. pour in bowl, finish by sprinkling cumin, paprika, Maldon salt, and more olive oil



Variation: roast a red pepper in the broiler or over open flame and add to blended ingredients

  • Author: Lucas Krammes
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