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Homemade Hummus

This homemade hummus makes an absolutely delicious dip, perfect for entertaining or a snack. Pair with lightly toasted whole grain pita bread, crisp veggies, feta cheese, stuffed grape leaves and a selection of olives.

Ingredient Options: Add minced chipotle peppers (canned), roasted red peppers and cilantro. Add toasted pine nuts. Substitute garbanzo beans with cannellini beans. Season with thyme. 


  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1 (15 oz.) can no-salt-added garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)

  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice

  • 5 teaspoons of reduced-sodium tamari soy sauce

  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 3 teaspoons ground coriander

  • cayenne pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley


Put garlic in food processor and pulse to roughly chop. Add garbanzos, tahini, 3 tablespoons of water (more if needed), lemon juice, tamari, cumin, coriander and a pinch of cayenne (add more later to increase the heat) and process until creamy and smooth. Transfer to a bowl, cover and chill for at least one hour. Before serving, let hummus come to room temperature. Stir in the parsley and serve.