Homemade hummus

Oil-Free Hummus

The best hummus for weight loss is homemade, because you can control the ingredients that go into the dip.


3 cups crock-pot-cooked garbanzo beans

3 - 6 cloves garlic

3/4 cup (approximately) liquid from garbanzos

3 tablespoons roasted tahini – more or less to taste

1/4 cup + 2 teaspoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon granulated onion

1/4 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon salt


chopped parsley, minced garlic, and/or paprika


  1. Drain garbanzo beans, reserving liquid.
  2. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth, using as much garbanzo liquid as needed to achieve desired consistency.  Note: I find this blends best if blended on low speed.
  3. Garnish if desired.


I cook 4 cups dry garbanzos in my large crock pot and that yields about 10 cups cooked garbanzos. 

This makes:

  - enough garbanzos to prepare 3 recipes of hummus (1 for eating fresh and 2 for the freezer)

  - or enough to make one recipe of hummus and one recipe of Greek Garbanzo Salad and one recipe of Cream of Chickpea Soup

  - or you can simply put the extra cooked garbanzos in the freezer for another day

  - or if you want to only make one recipe of hummus, cook 1 to 1 1/2 cups dry garbanzos.

Recipe by JennifersKitchen at