Dr. Padma Garvey

The plant-based Doctor Mom 


Homemade hummus is so delicious.  Once you start making your own, the store bought hummus just doesn't suffice.

You can start with one cup of dried garbanzo beans and soak them in water for 8 hours.  Typically I would soak them in the morning so that I could make my hummus when I get home after work.  Rinse the soaked beans several times.  Then cook the soaked beans with about 4 cups of fresh water in the pressure cooker for 25 minutes.  Once the beans are cooked, drain all the water off and set aside.  You can skip this step entirely and use a can of garbanzo beans instead.  Rinse the beans several times with fresh water.  You don't need to cook the canned beans.  Just drain off all the water after you rinse them.

In a food processor, add two cloves of minced garlic, juice of one small lemon, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/3 cup of tahini paste.  Blend for several minutes.  You may need to add a little bit of water (not too much) so that you get a really smooth mixture.  Then add your beans and blend again for several minutes.  You want a super creamy result.