Simple Homemade Hummus



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This is a simple, easy hummus which is less expensive than the traditional recipes. I love hummus, but I’m not a huge fan of tahini, which is sesame butter. To me, it tastes bitter in some recipes and is expensive. So I made one without it, ramping up the garlic and lemon instead. It was love at first bite!

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It will keep well in the refrigerator for several days, and is so versatile. Use it as a dip, a topping for salads and potatoes, a spread for sandwiches and wraps or anything else you can dream up! Its creamy, savory deliciousness will fill you up and satisfy, without weighing down your body or your wallet.

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Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: N/A
Total Time: 5 min


  • 2 can cooked garbanzo beans (chick peas)
  • 4-5 tbsp lemon juice (about 2 medium or 3 small lemons)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (depending on how hot you like it)
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves (raw) garlic


  1. Puree all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Garnish with parsley and serve with fresh veggies or pita chips.

Hi, I’m Ashley & I’m so happy you’re here!

Ashley is the founder of CenterCutCook and a former teacher that now spends her days in the kitchen so that she can share her favorite recipes with you!