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Mom's Special Hummus

What you need: 

1 can (16 oz) garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon tahini
2 to 4 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon cumin (more to liking)
1 teaspoon tamari (strong soy sauce) or 1/4 teaspoon salt

What you do: 

Drain garbanzo beans, saving liquid. Place beans and other ingredients in blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, adding 1-2 tablespoon of saved liquid if necessary.
Thin to desired consistency. Best if refrigerated several hours or overnight to allow flavors to blend.
Serve with pita wedges and vegetables.

Preparation Time: 
10 mins
Cooking Time: 
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I did not use the tamari, but did use NuSalt (potassium chloride substitute). I also added 1/2 tsp paprika in addition to the cumin, and 2 tsp malt vinegar. I think the mellow malt vinegar really adds to the flavor.
Great recipe, thanks. 


This was the best hummus I've ever made. I'm not sure why since all the ingredients are the same as usual--except the soy sauce. I used Braggs Liquid Aminos, which I think is saltier than regular soy sauce. Maybe I don't ussually add enough salt to hummus.


Quick question - I've made this before and absolutely loved it, but I need to make a BIG batch for an event and had wondered if anyone has ever tried doubling it?  Any thoughts on what might go wrong?  I already have the ingredients, right down to the home-made tahini in the fridge!  Only thing I will do this time around, that I always forget to do, is the emulsifying part first.  Peace.


I started making this hummus and realized i didn't have any lemon juice....but i did have lime i tried it with lime juice and it was great!!!


This hummus is absolutely delicious! I like it a lot better than store-bought varieties, and even with the relatively high price of tahini it seems to be cheaper to make it myself. I have to say, the only thing wrong with this recipe is that it is so tasty you might find yourself eating mass quantities of hummus far too often. If you're like me, that is. This is now one of my favorite foods. :)>>>

Oh, and by the way - my boyfriend doesn't like hummus, but he loves this hummus! Also, my brother-in-law, who seems to have an aversion to all things vegetable, tried this hummus and now sings its praises as well. Make this hummus! It's awesome!  ;)b


This was, honest to goodness, THE BEST hummus I've ever had.  I used to make hummus all the time but it was always a bit bland, something was missing...and I have discovered that it was SOY SAUCE!!!  The soy sauce added just the right amount of saltiness and flavour, took plain old boring hummus to a whole new level.  I served it with celery (hence the pic) and carrot sticks to my omni friends who ate the whole thing after I'd only had 2 bites of it!!! A true testament to what a great recipe it really is.  Thank you so much for posting this recipe, it is truly fabulous  :)>>>


I just made this and sneaked a taste before putting it into the fridge so the flavors can make love with each other undisturbed and it is GOOD!  I haven't made hummus but one other time and this recipe is definitely superior.  I was generous with the cumin and added another clove of garlic.  Oh yeah, I also used lime juice instead of lemon because I didn't have much of that to spare.  MMMmmmmMMMM goodness!  Thank momma for me :)


RIDICULOUS. Ridiculously amazing! So good, creamy, and delish. The cumin just tops it all off. I used two extra cloves of garlic, seriously, you can never put too much garlic, and a little more than 3 tbsp of tahini.


"Question...the garbanzo beans have a skin, am I suppose to remove them? I have much to learn :)"
The skins are fine to use-they just get blended in.


Question, I don't have tahini, is there something else I can use to substitute? Can't wait to try it!

It's basically a nut butter.  You could add peanut butter, I guess, but I wouldn't add as much.  Maybe sesame oil if you have some?

Wow! I love hummus. I couldn't wait to try the recipe, so I modified it a bit. I looked around at other recipes and combined ingredients.  I omitted the tahini and cumin (didn't have any) I added cilantro and a jalapeno. It may not even be hummus anymore? Next time I'm going to try the sesame oil. Question...the garbanzo beans have a skin, am I suppose to remove them? I have much to learn :)



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