Hai. Ok, people are dying from store-bought hummus. I’m serious. You haven’t heard? Catch up here.


Let me help you all. Read this post and then never buy hummus at the store again. K!? K.


This recipe is not only more delicious than the store-bought varieties, but it also has less weird ingredients like potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate (these chemical things are probably not bad for you. But how am I supposed to know–I failed organic chemistry in college.) Further, it is 100% more impressive that you’ve made it at home.

Okayyyy so here’s what ya do. Gather the following things:


  • 1 can of GaRbAnZoOoOO00 beans (drained, BUT RESERVE THE LIQUID!)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic (we are NOT afraid of garlic in this house)
  • 1/4 cup tahini (Whole Foods, Sprouts, and fancier markets carry this)
  • Sea salt (to taste–I never measure)
  • My secret ingredient: smoked paprika (to taste–I never measure)

Put all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and add about half of the reserved liquid from the can of garbanzo beans.

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Blend away! Add more of the reserved liquid as needed to achieve your desired texture. (Add less liquid if you want a thicker hummus; add more liquid if you want a thinner hummus. DUH.)

And you are literally done. So easy. But for goodness sake, you must top it with something pretty. Drizzle with olive oil and add whatever your heart desires. You can garnish with fresh parsley, kalamata olives, pine nuts, etc.

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See!? Isn’t it beautiful?! What’s the red stuff on top, you ask? IT’S MY FREAKING ROASTED RED PEPPER SAUCE, DUHHHHHHHH! You can get that recipe here. I have also topped my delectable dip with some minced garlic and garnished it with some fresh parsley straight from my little garden.

So there you have it. You’re welcome, I’ve just saved your life.


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