22 responses

  1. Cheryl B.
    July 28, 2010

    Oh thank you for posting. My SIL is Lebanese and his family eats it all the time. I love hummus and it is so expensive. I will try this!

  2. Sharon
    July 28, 2010

    looks divine, will try on Friday for a family picnic – yum

  3. affectioknit
    July 28, 2010

    Awesome – I never even thought of using sesame seeds instead of tahini – brilliant!

  4. Missie
    July 28, 2010

    I bought some tahini a long time ago and made my own hummus using a friend’s delicious recipe. Um…mine was not so delish. And I ended up throwing away the tahini because it went bad. Money down the drain. Ugh.

    I’ve been looking for a good cheap hummus recipe–I should have known you would have one! Your blog may very well have become my favorite site for recipes. Can’t wait to try this!

  5. Jenelle
    July 28, 2010

    You know I just skip the tahini all together, and the hummus still tastes great, but I may have to try the seasme seads. Great idea!

    Also, I add cumen to mine. My family never seems to get enough cumen, we put it in everything. :)

  6. Heather’s Blog-o-rama
    July 28, 2010

    I turned my dad onto the idea of hummus awhile back. It tastes so good, and I usually prefer a simple, plain version. I’ll show him this recipe. He’ll really like it!!! I’m not sure how I convinced about the positives of hummus…but I said this is better than chemical-laden dip..and it’s healthier for you…and I said it was a cheap source of protein…so maybe that convinced him :) :) Thanks for sharing the recipe. Love and hugs from Southern Oregon, Heather

    p.s. I love hummus instead of mayo on my sandwiches. it’s really tasty!!!!

  7. Kristin
    July 28, 2010

    I am totally going to make this!

  8. Monkey Mind
    July 28, 2010

    Mmmm, MMMM! I grew up with all these foods. My tiny little grandma would be working away in the kitchen stuffing grape leaves and such. I have mixed feelings about hummus – sometimes I like it, sometimes I don’t. Your version does look delicious. Thank you for the tip on grinding whole sesame seeds. When I get my new food processor I’m going to give this recipe a whirl(pun intended).

  9. Squeaky Gourmet
    July 28, 2010

    I love hummus!
    I add smoked paprika to mine for something different.

  10. Curbstone Valley Farm
    July 29, 2010

    I use a lot of hummus, but never tried using sesame seeds in place of tahini. I do make it often just without tahini, but it tends to be missing something. I’ll definitely give this version a try next time I make some. I love to keep it on hand, and make wraps for lunch with leftover grilled vegetables and hummus…now I’m hungry :P

  11. Marsha Neal Studio
    July 29, 2010

    Oh, I am so going to have to make some tomorrow! I’ve been wanting to make Hummus for a while now… That and falafel… YUM!!! Thanks! :)

  12. Prairie Story
    August 6, 2010

    I love hummus! And with the addition of sesame seeds it would be amazing! ~Alison

    PS – You may be interested in the recipe swap at my blog. This recipe would be perfect for it! –> http://prairiestory.blogspot.com/

  13. Steph (The Cheapskate Cook)
    August 31, 2010

    Brilliant idea, making your own tahini. Absolutely brilliant. And it totally makes sense to make it the same time you’re making hummus. Thanks for sharing! BTW I’ve found less expensive tahini at our local ethnic grocer, where it’s less of a specialty item.

  14. Jaime Lynn
    December 11, 2010

    Thank you so SO much for this! I am used to living in big cities where things like tahini are EVERYWHERE and there’s a Whole Foods Market on every corner. Now I live in the middle-of-nowhere-Oklahoma. I can make hummus now! I will come back and let you know how it turns out!

  15. quix
    October 23, 2011

    Just tried this out after looking around for a recipe that used cooked beans and sesame seeds. I was afraid it would change the texture since usually my immersion blender doesn’t go too fine, but that part worked out perfectly.

    I would’ve been happier without the salt or honey in it, since those ingredients took it from perfect to too much for me. I ended up tweaking madly after that point, adding more of everything else along with some garlic chilli paste (which was a delicious addition). Next time, I’ll add the salt and honey to taste (or not at all) like I probably should’ve done in the first place.

  16. Dixie Sargent Redmond
    December 14, 2011

    I made this hummus today to bring to a friend. It is very, very good. Yours looks better but I was using a too small food processor. I loved this and shared it on Facebook. Thank you for sharing. Amazing how so few simple ingredients can make something wonderful.

    Next up is the artisan bread – I bought a Dutch oven to try that recipe.


  17. Jami @An Oregon Cottage
    December 15, 2011

    Yeah, Dixie! I’m so glad you liked it – and thanks for sharing on FB. ;-)

    You are not going to BELIEVE how simple and easy the bread is with the dutch oven- it’ll be worth the price of the oven, I guarentee!

  18. Mary @ Fit and Fed
    June 28, 2012

    I like making hummus with sesame seeds, too! I make homemade chickpeas and then use some of the cooking water (plus the lemon juice, olive oil, etc.) to blend the sesame seeds. Great minds think alike!

  19. me
    March 15, 2014

    Why wouldnt you toast the sesame seeds first?

    • Jami
      March 16, 2014

      You’re welcome to! I’m sure it would enhance the flavor, but I usually don’t take the time. :)

  20. Tami
    April 3, 2014

    wow Jami. you hit it outta the park with this one.
    what’s crazy is that i’ve tried to make homemade hummus before using these same ingredients with no success. but i use your recipe and it tastes perfect.
    frickin’… awesome
    thanks a lot
    Manitoba, Canada

  21. Davi
    June 17, 2014

    Yum! I never thought about adding honey to hummus! Thanks for the idea. I like to make a big batch and freeze the hummus in small, (cup or pint) plastic containers. They’re freezer friendly and convenient. I also customize the smaller plain batches with fresh garlic, herbs, sun dried tomatoes, or diced roasted peppers.

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