One of my favorite snacks (and actually one of the first things I ever made when I first started cooking) is Hummus. For Christmas 5 years ago, my mom got me my food processor. I have been obsessed ever since with using my processor to make the perfect hummus. For anyone who buys pre-made hummus in the supermarket, you know a small little package can go for $5 (insanity). So I learned how to make my own - it's fast and east. So after much trial and error, I came up with the perfect recipe for that Classic Hummus taste.

You can also make flavored hummus by adding roasted red peppers, jalapenos, etc., etc.

Classic Hummus

Prep Time

10 Minutes
Total Time

10 Minutes

Makes 1 1/2 cups


  • 15 Ounce Can Garbanzo Beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 Lemon (juiced)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 T Tahini Paste
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • Pinch Cayenne
  • 5 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Paprika (for garnish)


  • In a food processor, combine your chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, salt and cayenne.
  • While the food processor is running add in your Olive Oil. Puree for at least a minute until completely smooth.
  • Serve topped with a drizzle of Olive Oil and some Paprika. Serve with pitas/pita chips.