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Hummus Dip Scented with Earthy Cumin


The addition of ground Cumin gives my version of the Mediterranean dip an earthy flavor that I love. Drizzle with some additional fruity olive oil when serving if your calories will allow it. Sprinkle with added lemon zest and fresh chopped Cilantro for color and a nice zip before serving.

Garbanzo Beans are also known as Chickpeas. If you look closely at the bean it resembles a baby chick face. Perfect, it is spring after all.

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  • Earthy Cumin Hummus Dip
  • Makes: 4 Cups (32 servings)
  • Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
  • (I listed this as making 32 servings, 2 Tablespoons for each. If you are like me you will probably eat 1/4 which would mean you have 16 servings instead.)
  • 3 1/2 cups cooked, drained Garbanzo beans ( or 2 15 1/2 oz cans of Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed)
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 2-4 Tablespoons fresh squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Zest (from one lemon)
  • 2 cloves fresh Garlic (germ removed) see note***
  • 1/2 cup Tahini Sauce
  • 1/4 cup yellow Onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon gr. Cumin


Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 30mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Drain Garbanzo beans and place in food processor or blender. Add remaining ingredients to processor and blend for 3-5 minutes; stopping to scrape down bowl when necessary. If you are using a blender this will need to be done often to get everything down to the blades. Blend until smooth.

Place the dip on a large serving platter, and surround with warm toasted flatbread, pita bread or fresh crisp vegetables cut for dipping. I always sprinkle on a bit more ground Cumin too, but then I like it earthy!
This makes a lot of dip, but freezes well. Just divide into 1/2 or 1 cup bowls, cover and freeze.

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