Simple Hummus



  • 1 (14-ounce) can organic garbanzo beans, drained with liquid reserved
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice (depends on tartness of lemon)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • Pinch of cumin (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, more for serving
  • 3 tablespoons “aquafaba” (garbanzo bean canning liquid), more if needed for thinning
  • Parsley and paprika, for serving


  1. Drain the beans and reserve the aquafaba.
  2. In a food processor, combine all ingredients
  3. Blend until smooth. Add about 3 tablespoons of canning liquid or water, or more until desired consistency is reached (preferences differ – I don’t like mine very thick).
  4. Sprinkle paprika and parsley on top and drizzle olive oil over the top. Serve with warmed pita bread or pita chips.