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Penelope’s Easy Delicious Hummus Recipe

hummus recipe

Hi, I’m Penelope, a friend of Crystal’s visiting from Penelope’s Oasis. I love to cook and create in the kitchen, and one of my favorite snacks is hummus. I love hummus so much I often eat it alone as a meal with pita bread, because it’s delicious and packed with protein and healthy, natural ingredients (I buy all organic ingredients).

Here is the recipe for hummus I used to create a yummy appetizer for my family this past Independence Day.

Penelope's Easy Delicious Hummus Recipe
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 6-8
  • 2 cans organic garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • 2 clove garlic (chopped)
  • ½ cup (4 oz) fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tbs tahini
  • ¼ cup olive oil plus 4 tbs olive
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Drain garbanzo beans and save liquid from one can.
  2. In a blender, add beans, saved bean liquid, chopped garlic, lemon juice, tahini, ¼ cup olive oil, and about 1tsp salt salt, and blend until creamy.
  3. Transfer hummus mixture to your serving dish.
  4. If serving hummus in multiple serving dishes, use a spoon to create a dent in center of hummus and add one tbs olive oil in hole. If using one large serving dish, create a circular crevice around center and add 4 tbs olive oil.
  5. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste, garnish with parsley or basil (optional), and serve with pita bread or veggie


About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    Thank you Crystal! Looks great 🙂

  2. 2

    I have never made hummus! But I tried it for the first time last weekend and loved it. this looks so simple, thank you for sharing Penelope!

  3. 3

    I really like hummus but have never made it before. This recipe does sound so easy, I’m excited to give it a try!

  4. 4

    That looks fantastic!!!

  5. 5

    I could eat hummus every day – this is a great recipe and one that I will be using often – thank you!

  6. 6

    Mmmm I love hummus! My husbands family is Lebanese so we have hummus at EVERY get together! When I make it I like to add crushed red pepper to spice it up a bit.

  7. 7

    I’ve been exploring the world of hummus lately, and this looks yummy!

  8. 8

    Yum! This sounds so good!

  9. 9

    I have never tried hummus but I am willing to.

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