How to Make Hummus

How to Make Hummus

June 01, 2018

How to Make Hummus -

Using Garbanzo (Chickpea) Bean Flakes 

Hummus, Chickpea, Chick Pea, Garbanzo Bean

I LOVE hummus! It's so cheap, easy to make, versatile, and comes in a variety of flavors. If you think you don't like hummus you might want to give it another shot. I tried hummus years ago, it was terrible. For years I'd decline anytime someone offered me hummus. A couple of years ago my sister got me to try some, and it was delicious! I was shocked.

I've discovered that hummus, like potato salad, has so many variations that there'll be some you love and some you hate. I found a brand I liked for lunch or snacks but, when I looked at the ingredients, it wasn't as healthy as I'd thought. When I mentioned it to my sister, Sue, she's like "just make your own" and I'm thinking "I don't have time." It turns out that I had everything I needed and it only takes 5 minutes to make!



  • 1 c. Garbanzo Bean Flakes (501550)
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 t. lemon juice
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ t. salt
  • 2 T. tahini or (2 drops sesame oil)



  1. In a food processor combine 1 c. Garbanzo Bean Flakes (501550), 1 c. water, 1 t. lemon juice, 2 T. olive oil, 1 garlic clove, ½ t. salt and 2 drops sesame oil (or 2 T. tahini). Blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Refrigerate.
The total time for all this - 5 minutes!


This recipe is a basic, simple hummus recipe, but hummus so great is the variety. So try some of these options or make your own -



  • ½ t. cumin
  • 2 more garlic cloves
  • roasted red peppers
  • Sriracha
  • 2 T. mustard
more recipes.


Garbanzo Bean (Chickpea) Hummus



Ways to Use Hummus -

  • dip for vegetables or flatbread
  • spread on wraps or sandwiches
  • added to mashed potatoes
  • added to deviled eggs to make devilish eggs
  • thinned for salad dressing or pasta sauce


Recipe for a Monster B.E.L.T. sandwich -

  • sourdough bread
  • favorite hummus
  • bacon
  • fried egg
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • gouda or other mild cheese

This sandwich will fill you up!  I can't eat a whole one, but it's a protein-packed sandwich that works great to fill up my teenage son.



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