Thursday, April 26, 2012

Homemade Hummus

I saw a really really good sale on Garbonzo beans a few months ago. So I got some. And they have been sitting oh so patiently in my pantry since then. I decided to try my hand at making my own hummus.
What do you think? The texture ended up a bit lumpy... like mashed potatoes. But I really love the flavor.
Original recipe here
I didn't want to use Tahini. Mostly because it is kinda expensive. 
So I did some research and used a bit of sesame seed oil and EVOO. 

  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 1/3 cup canned jalapeno pepper slices, no juice
  • 1 capful sesame oil and EVOO (you can decide how much to use)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • crushed red pepper to taste

Just mix it all together in a blender until smooth.. or until you can't wait any longer to eat it


  1. I love homemade Hummus and this is close to the same recipe I use as well. I haven't tried it with sesame oil or jalapeno though sounds tasty