There's nothing like crispy pita chips and fresh hummus.  But you never seem to have enough hummus when you need it.  Fortunately, its easier to make than it is to run out to the store and buy.

Infinitely variable, add anything like sun dried tomatoes, grilled red peppers, anchovies or artichokes for a flavor all your own.

Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor.  Blend.  Salt and pepper to taste. Blend again until happy.

To store:  Cover tightly, it keeps for up to a week.

Garbanzo Beans 1 15oz can
Tahini 1 TBS
Garlic 1 clove
Lemon Juicefrom 2 small lemons
Olive Oil, extra virgin3 TBS
Olive Oil, light 2 TBS
Sea Salt1/2 tsp
Pepper 1/4 tsp

What's with the two types of Olive Oil?
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is beautifully strong in taste.  But, too much will overpower your hummus.  Light Olive Oil is Olive Oil from the second pressing and is lighter in flavor (not calories).  If you can't find it, substitute canola oil instead.


  1. garlic. Don't u want to keep the vampires away?? i always put garlic in my basic recipe. Am I crazy?