hummus Archives - South Sound YMCA

By Lesli Baker

Hummus (also known as houmous) is not only easy to make, but can be inexpensive as well. I think home-made hummus is infinitely better than store-bought. Hummus can be eaten as a dip with veggies or crackers, or spread into a pita and eaten as part of a great lunch with lettuce, tomato, and falafel (or anything you want for that matter)! I even like it on toast with avocado for breakfast!

All you need are a few ingredients and a food processor:


  • 1/2 cup tahini (roasted, not raw)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (plus more for garnishing)
  • 2 garlic cloves, mashed and roughly chopped
  • 2 15-ounce cans of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed preferred
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  1. Puree everything together.
  2. Garnish with a sprinkling of paprika, a swirl of olive oil, toasted pine nuts, and/or chopped parsley.
  3. ENJOY!