Hummus | Cooking Classy

Hummus | Cooking Classy

Challenge of the day, attempt to make hummus look good. The stuff might not be very pretty (hence why I tried to draw some attention to the gorgeous peppers), but with hummus, looks don’t matter. It may be a boring color, and beauty-wise it doesn’t have a lot going for it, but its taste and texture totally make up for that.

This hummus is smooth and fluffy and has just the right touch of each flavor. Simply said, this stuff is addictive and it’s the perfect accompaniment to your favorite fresh veggies. This will be my go-to hummus recipe from now on. I hope it becomes yours too! Enjoy!


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  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 2 medium lemons)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil , plus more for serving
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 (15 oz can) chick peas (aka garbanzo beans)
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp liquid from can of chick peas
  • Paprika , for serving


  1. To a food processor fitted with a steal blade, add tahini and lemon juice. Process mixture 1 minute and 30 seconds, stopping every 30 seconds and scraping down sides and bottom of processor bowl. Add olive oil, garlic, salt and cumin and pulse mixture 1 minute, scraping down sides and bottom of bowl once halfway through processing. Drain chick peas over a bowl, to reserve liquid. Add 1/2 of the can of chickpeas to processor and pulse 1 minute. Scrape down sides and bottom of processor, add remaining 1/2 can of chick peas and process mixture 2 minutes longer. Then, with processor running, slowly add 2 - 3 Tbsp of the reserved liquid from can of chick peas to reach desired consistency. Plate hummus and drizzle top with about 1 Tbsp additional olive oil, then sprinkle with paprika. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.
  2. Recipe Source: adapted from Inspired Taste with slight changes

Hummus | Cooking Classy


  • Debi: Hummus is one of those things I wish I had tried earlier in life. I don’t think I’ve come across one I haven’t liked. Give me wine, hummus & crackers, some olives & cheese and you can leave me stranded on an island somewhere! LOL March 24, 2014 at 9:20am Reply

  • Brita: These pictures look great! March 24, 2014 at 7:53am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thank you Brita :)! March 24, 2014 at 6:19pm Reply

  • Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron: Well you definitely rocked it! This hummus looks gorgeous!! Best looking hummus I’ve ever seen :) March 24, 2014 at 6:12am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Chelsea! March 24, 2014 at 6:19pm Reply

  • Chloe @ foodlikecake: Beautiful pictures :-) I love hummus and this looks like such a great recipe March 24, 2014 at 4:37am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Chloe!! March 24, 2014 at 6:20pm Reply

  • Laura: Looks delicious!! March 23, 2014 at 6:45pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): Hummus with veggies is a daily snack for me, this is such a great recipe! March 23, 2014 at 1:06pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: Absolutely gorgeous and popping off the page! I’ve made hummus for my cookbooks and honestly, soooo hard to shoot and make it pop and havent made it for my blog since 2011 or 12. Because…it’s boring when I do it. Yours is absolutely stunning!! March 22, 2014 at 10:38pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Averie! March 23, 2014 at 6:10pm Reply

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen: Beautiful hummus, Jaclyn! I know what it takes to get those swirls just right. Did that with my buttercream series. Some took up to 30 to 45 minutes, LOL! Ahh, the joys of food styling. ;) Thanks for sharing. Pinning! March 22, 2014 at 6:26pm Reply

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