P8300052It is always nice to have snacks on hand when you have guests in the house – especially for when they just arrive from the airport. I typically like to have something healthy on hand since I typically plan indulgent menus for mealtime. I made hummus in advance to have at a moments notice for snacks and also for the perfect cocktail hour welcome.




  • 2 cans garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 tahini
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 lemons
  • tabasco
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Assembly: Using a food processor, add the garlic first to mince. Then add drained garbanzo beans and tahini. This creates the base. Then add the juice of lemons, tabasco and salt and pepper to taste. Some hummus recipes don’t include olive oil – I think it makes a huge difference in the texture. Add enough olive oil until it is creamy and smooth. Serve with crudites and pita or crackers.


  1. If you heat the beans in the microwave before you blitz them in the processor it helps them become nice and creamy. Don’t know why….its the magic of the bean!!

  2. i am seriously sitting here scooping the remaining leftover plane picnic hummus out of the tupperware with my finger serving as a spoon. so so so tasty!

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