I love my homemade hummus.  I really dislike the taste of storebought and hummus is so quick and easy to make (unfortunately, quicker to eat!).  In true Nutritarian form, I add no oil to my hummus; instead, I add water. The result is a lighter, airier and tastier hummus—really! I do add some sea salt, though.  I love fresh herbs in hummus and always add in a few handfuls!


3 cups cooked garbanzo beans (if using canned, this is 2 cans worth)

2.5 T lemon juice

1 T tahini

3 cloves garlic

water (start with 1/3 c and see how the consistency is)

optional: salt, paprika

1 cup loosely packed parsley or cilantro with soft stems


Add ingredients, except herbs, to food processor and process until smooth.  Add more water as necessary to achieve desired consistency. Add herbs and pulse until chopped.  Enjoy!