I find tahini at Whole Foods.  You can leave it out, and I’ve also heard you can substitute peanut or almond butter. Let me know if you try that!



2 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed

⅔ cup tahini

¼ cup water, or more to thin hummus

2 garlic cloves, grated on microplane or minced

juice of 2 lemons

1 teaspoon salt 

½ teaspoon cumin

¼ cup olive oil


Add chickpeas, tahini, water, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and cumin to a food processor. Blend well. Add more water if necessary to get it to desired thickness.  Stream in olive oil while food processor is running.  Taste for seasoning, add more salt or lemon juice if necessary.