Velvety Smooth Hummus
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Serves: 2 cups
  • 1 15 oz. can of garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas), peeled
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice (from 1-2 lemons)
  • 1 large garlic clove, diced
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ½ cup cold water
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  1. Drain garbanzo beans.
  2. Peel the garbanzo beans one at a time by holding each one between your thumb and pointer finger and pinching it slightly to remove the soft shell.
  3. Pour the peeled garbanzo beans into a food processor and blend until powdery, about 1 minute.
  4. Scrape down the sides and add the tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. Blend until creamy.
  5. Pour in water and blend to incorporate, creating a smooth puree.
  6. Enjoy right away or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at