A Simple Hummus Recipe




Around the New Year it’s hard not to rethink your diet. I love to read goop, and last week I was taking a look at their detox recipes. I decided quickly I couldn’t commit to a detox, but I found a great, simple hummus recipe to try.

Some of the recipes from goop are difficult to pull off since I don’t live near a year-round farmers market or a Whole Foods. Some of the ingredients can be difficult to source, although when I can find them the recipes end up being amazing.

This simple hummus recipe was quick, easy, and could be manipulated to add more flavouring as desired. I personally love a really garlicky hummus, so I added a second clove of garlic to the recipe.


1 can chipckpeas

½ lemon

small garlic clove, minced

¾ teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons water

3 tablespoons tahini

3 tablespoons olive oil

½ teaspoon ground cumin

1. Blend all ingredients together.

2. Adjust salt and lemon to taste, and add water to reach desired texture.






To change up the flavour of the hummus, add a half cup of roasted red peppers for a roasted red pepper version. For a pesto version, add 2 tablespoons of pesto and 1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese to the recipe. For an Italian-flavoured hummus add 1/4 cup of sundried tomatoes and 1 teaspoon of dried oregano.

It may not be part of a detox plan or juice cleanse, but it’s a simple and fresh way to make something a little more healthy in the New Year.




1 Comment

  1. January 7, 2015 / 4:59 am

    I have never tried hummus but I have heard that it is a healthier alternative to mayonnaise which I really like so I have been wanting to try it and I love making my own things so I am definitely going to try out this recipe

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