Homemade Hummus with Fresh Pesto


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 green onions, white portion and half of green top
  • 1 can (15 oz.) garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained, reserving 1/4 cup liquid
  • 1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste), stirred
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • Dash of cayenne
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Dash of paprika
  • Pita bread or cut up vegetables, optional


  1. Using S-blade and with the food processor running, drop garlic cloves and onion into food chute. Then add garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, cayenne, salt, and pepper.
  2. Continue to process until smooth, adding enough reserved liquid from beans to reach desired consistency and scraping bowl as needed.
  3. Place into serving bowl and garnish with paprika. Serve with pita bread and/or vegetables. To store, refrigerate.

Serves: 4-6


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