Sunday, January 4, 2009




1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained, liquid reserved
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil

*I followed the advice of some of the reviewers and added 1/2 tsp sesame oil (to compensate for the sesame flavor you would normally get from Tahini) and 1 Tbsp lemon juice. I also roasted the garlic before adding it in to give it a less bitter flavor.


  1. In a blender or food processor combine garbanzo beans, garlic, cumin, salt and olive oil. Blend on low speed, gradually adding reserved bean liquid, until desired consistency is achieved.
This is a delicious alternative to hummus with tahini. You can serve it with carrots, celery, cucumber, pita bread, pita chips, or crackers.

1 comment:

Kristina R. said...

Not being a huge fan of Tahini, can't wait to try this version of hummus.