Cumin Curried Hummus and a Thank You

April 17, 2009

Mmmmm. Hummus.


But before I get to the recipe, I want to say thank you to Michele of Veggie Num Nums. She had a giveaway on her site and I won! I am now the proud owner of a cupcake tote and cupcake cookbook. The tote is awesome, because I can stack up to 36 cupcakes, put them in lockdown, and transport them safely to their destination. Thank you Michele! Check out her site for some great vegetarian and vegan recipes, along with Tuesdays With Dorie goodies and some cute animal pictures.

OK, on to the hummus. It is a food processor recipe, and I know a lot of people grumble about using their food processors, but this is so good and will save so much money over store bought hummus, it’s worth it! I have made it with a stick blender and it works, but it will be chunkier.

I love dipping pretzels into this, but raw veggies are a smart choice, and Kashi TLC Original 7-Grain crackers are also a delicious dipper. Or spread it onto a sandwich. Perhaps a sandwich made with homemade pita bread!

This makes a lot. I like having a vat of hummus in the fridge, but you may want to cut this in half if you don’t want quite so much.

Cumin Curried Hummus

from Cooking Light: link to their recipe is here.

  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 3  garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1  tablespoon  curry powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  cumin seeds (I use a heaping 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin)
  • 1/2  cup  water
  • 3  tablespoons  fresh lemon juice (I’ve been known to use bottled)
  • 3/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 2  (15 1/2-ounce) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained

Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add curry and cumin; cook 30 seconds or until fragrant, stirring constantly. Place garlic mixture, water, and remaining ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. Store in the refrigerator.


  1. YUM! Your hummus sounds delicious.

  2. oh gosh, this looks phenominal. i love how you added the curry and cumin flavors–that sounds delicious!

    incidentally, i made a hummus recently too, and was hoping to blog about it soon!

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