May 13 is National Hummus Day!

May 13 is National Hummus Day!

Being a vegan, I consume larger than normal amounts of hummus on a daily basis. So, when one eats that much, one needs to have variety and flair in one's hummus!! 


Over the years, I have created some really great and really bad hummus recipes. But I think I've got my base recipe down to a delicious, creamy and craveable dish! 

I always start with the base and then add in other flavors if the mood suits me. Or, I'll just keep it simple and not add a husband's favorite! 

Whatever you choose, remember that Onesto crackers are the best and tastiest way to eat your hummus! 


  • 1 x 14oz can of garbanzo beans (drain the beans, but save some of the liquid to add in later, this gives the hummus so much more flavor than adding water)
  • Zest from half the lemon (zest the lemon BEFORE you juice it)
  • Juice from 1/2 of a large lemon
  • 2 TBSPS of Tahini (sesame seed paste - don't skip this ingredient)
  • 2 TBSPS of extra virgin olive oil
  • Hearty pinch of salt
  • Hearty pink of black pepper
  • pinch of smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (if using fresh garlic, use no more than half of a clove, minced)
  • Garbanzo bean liquid (also called aquafaba)

In a high-speed food processor, add all of the ingredients EXCEPT for the garbanzo bean liquid for about 1 minute. Then, while the machine is on, slowly drizzle in the aquafaba until the hummus reaches the consistency you'd like. 

If you accidentally add too much liquid, just add more garbanzo beans. No big deal! 

Serve with Onesto crackers and cut up veggies and wow your family and friends! 

Some of my family's favorite add-ins: 

  • handful of fresh herbs (cilantro, parsley, basil, thyme, mint, oregano etc)
  • double the lemon ingredients for a lemony hummus
  • 1/4 cup of sundried tomatoes and 2 tsp of the oil they are packed in
  • 2 tablespoons of minced red onion
  • handful of fresh spinach and 1/3 cup of feta
  • handful of pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 cooked red beet, skin removed (the color is gorgeous, but be careful it stains!)
  • 2 tsps of Za'atar spice (a Middle Eastern spice blend)

Much love,









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