Classic Hummus

  • 10 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 0 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 8


  • 119


  • 8g


  • 8g


  • 4g




  • 1, 15 oz. Can Chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp Tahini (sesame paste)
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ⅛ Cup Water, more if needed


  • 1.

    Blend Ingredients To a food processor or blender, add chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Blend on low.

  • 2.

    Add Olive Oil While blending, slowly drizzle in the olive oil and water. Scraping down the sides as necessary. Continue blending until smooth and creamy. Add more water for a thinner texture.

  • 3.

    Serve Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Recipe adapted from

Nourishment Notes


Chickpeas are a good source of plant-based protein. They also contain fiber that can help promote gut and heart health.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats. These types of fats may help to reduce the risk of heart disease. The oleic acid in olive oil may also reduce inflammation common in RA.

RA Cooking Tips

  • Garlic & Lemon Juice

    To help reduce hand strain, try using pre-minced garlic and bottled lemon juice.

  • Sit on Stool or Chair

    If feeling fatigued, try sitting on a stool or chair while preparing this recipe.

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