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  • 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), washed and drained
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 or 3 heaping tablespoons tahini (depending how much you like it)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp water, plus more if needed
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • Smoked paprika (optional)



Place everything in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add additional water if needed. If desired, sprinkle with paprika and drizzle with additional olive oil before serving.

Add any of the following if desired:

  • fresh chives
  • roasted red peppers
  • sundried tomatoes
  • roasted garlic (instead of raw)
  • fresh lemon zest (and halve the lemon juice

If you’re super keen for a super smooooth hummus, do this before starting:

  1. Toss the chickpeas in a big bowl filled half-way with water.
  2. Rub the chickpeas between both hands (this was difficult to photograph and do at the same time – so here’s my one-handed version!)
  3. The peels should rise to the water’s surface. Skim them off and rinse the chickpeas.

About The Author


I first decided to become a vegetarian back in the 8th grade. Then in the 11th grade, I realized that going vegan was the next logical step – not only for the animals, but also for my health, the environment, and the world at large. I’ve been vegan ever since!
My recipes are a mixture of my own creations (tagged as original recipes), and existing recipes (either from the web, from magazines, or old family favorites) that I’ve “veganized” and tried to simplify and/or make even healthier. While I’m a sucker for a gourmet vegan meal, I tend to focus on quick and easy recipes that look and taste great. Because while cooking a fancy meal can be quite fulfilling, the reality is everyone needs everyday no-fuss recipes that are nutritious and satisfying! Come visit my blog at https://vegangela.com