Recipe – Hummus Rap

No, that's not a typo in the title. Here's the rap... , the hummus recipe is below. I found this video on YouTube the other day. It's stuck in my head, and I've been tormenting Jane with it. Now I'm sharing it with you. Enjoy! (It's not terribly P.C., but I don't think anything is overtly offensive here.)

... and here's Jane's recipe (courtesy of the guy she was dating before she met me... he's Arabic, so this recipe is pretty authentic):

  • 2 15-oz. cans chickpeas
  • ¼ Cup tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ~ ¼ Cup water (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Drain and rinse chickpeas and place in food processor. Add tahini, garlic, cumin, lemon juice, and olive oil and process until smooth. The paste will be thick. If using, slowly add water until a creamy consistency is achieved. Add salt, process until incorporated. Taste. Adjust salt as desired.

Hummus is pretty versatile. Sometimes Jane will add a roasted red pepper to the food processor. Sometimes she'll throw in a bit of spinach. She's also made it in a bowl, just mashed with a fork (no water in that recipe), it's much thicker that way, but good too, and makes for an easier clean-up.

I love Jane's hummus. She gets a little bored with it, but I could eat it every day.

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  1. That was hilarious!! That Thomas Jeffersonus part is stuck in my head!! Hee hee…

  2. “hit me, hit me, with a little chickpea, we’ve got a lot of bread, that’s the trick see.”
    love it!

  3. Hey Annette & Nate,

    Glad you enjoyed it. Jane’s about ready to divorce me… she can’t get the song out of her head, and it’s all my fault. hehe…

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