Hummus Recipe with Varsano Variations


  • Ingredients

    • 4 cups water
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1 large can of garbanzo beans, washed and drained
    • 1 garlic clove
    • 1/3 cup tahini
    • 1 lemon, juiced
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Directions

    1. Over a medium flame, heat water, baking soda, and garbanzo beans in a small pot.
    2. Boil for 30 minutes, until beans are very tender.
    3. Drain water and place chickpeas in a food processor or blender.
    4. Add the garlic, tahini, lemon juice, salt and olive oil.
    5. Blend everything until very smooth.
    6. If needed, add lemon juice or salt to taste.
    7. Garnish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Varsano Variations

    • Add a couple of dashes of smoked paprika (Hungarian, if available)
    • Sprinkle with Herbs D’Provence
    • Sprinkle with Za’tar and Sumac.
    • Indent a bowl shape in a scoop of hummus and add tahini and chopped parsley