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Check out Junior Chef Elijah’s instructional video about making hummus!


  • 1 can chickpeas (with about half the liquid from the can)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame tahini
  • 1 tsp. sea salt


  1. Open can of chickpeas and pour about half the liquid into a measuring cup. Set aside this extra liquid for later.
  2. Pour chickpeas into blender.
  3. Squeeze the juice of one lemon into a bowl (or less, if you prefer it less lemon-y). Toss out any seeds and pour the liquid into the blender.
  4. Peel one clove of garlic and drop into blender.
  5. Add tahini.
  6. Add olive oil.
  7. Add about 1 tsp of salt–it’s best to start with less and add more if you want.
  8. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
  9. If the hummus is too thick, add some of the liquid you saved in the measuring cup and blend again.