Basic Hummus Recipe

Basic HummusServes 6-8

Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible)

1 cup chickpeas, boiled and cooled

1 teaspoon white sesame seeds, roasted

1 teaspoon garlic, chopped (optional)

2-3 teaspoon water, more as needed

1-2 teaspoon lime juice, more as needed

Cilantro for garnish, chopped

Rock salt (saindhav salt) to taste


Equipment needed: Food Processor



1. Blend together cooked chickpeas, roasted sesame seeds, chopped garlic and water until smooth textured is reached.

2. Add freshly squeezed lime juice and salt to taste. Mix well. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.



Stay away from canned chickpeas. Soak the chickpeas overnight to save time. Soaking reduces the cooking time and makes them a lot easier to digest.

Recipe inspired by Alexandra Marie Carelli and Angie Lapallo


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About Preeti Gupta

Preeti Gupta is a classically trained Ayurvedic Practitioner practicing in the Bay area. She provides personalized Ayurvedic counseling sessions and monthly group wellness events that focus on balanced diet, healthy nutrition, natural detoxification, rejuvenation and disease prevention. She is passionate about using food as a medicine, and she looks forward to being part of your Ayurvedic journey soon!