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The Perfect Hummus

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 head of roasted garlic see notes for recipe
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 4 tablespoons cold, filtered water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice from about 1.5 - 2 lemons
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Optional toppings

  • extra virgin olive oil for drizzling over top
  • za'atar or sumac for sprinklnig over the top


  1. Add the drained and rinsed chickpeas to a small sauce pot. Add in baking soda and fill with water until the chickpeas are covered. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 20 minutes.

  2. In the meantime, add the roasted garlic and tahini to a food processor or high powered blender. Blend on high, adding in filtered water while blending, until creamy.

  3. When the chickpeas are done, transfer them to a strainer, drain, and add to the blender. Add in lemon juice, salt, and ground cumin and blend again while slowly adding in the extra virgin olive oil until very creamy.

Optional toppings

  1. Top with some olive oil and za'atar or sumac and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Click here for roasted garlic recipe!