Five ingredient hummus

By Emily McLaughlin

Yes, you read correctly! This recipe includes five ingredients and tastes absolutely, positively delicious. Another bonus? It’s inexpensive! One 8 oz tub of Trader Joe’s Tahini Sauce can make up to 8 batches of hummus — unless you really love tahini, then it might only make 4 batches of hummus. Either way, TJ’s sells the tub at $2.99, Garbanzo beans at 89¢ and pre-made hummus for $2.99+… I’ll let you do the math to calculate your savings. ;)

Lemon garlic hummus


1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)

2+ tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp Trader Joe’s Tahini Sauce (or a similar product)

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1 clove garlic (best if roasted or sauteed first, yumm yumm yumm)

*For more flavor, add spices like salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, onion powder, etc.

**For a creamier hummus dip, add Greek yogurt (1+ tbsp).


  1. Pour chickpeas and 1 tbsp of olive oil into a food processor. (Depending on the size of your food processor, you might have to blend 1/2 of the can with olive oil first, then add the rest of the can.) 
  2. Once the chickpeas start to breakdown, add the garlic, tahini and lemon juice. Blend.
  3. In order to reach your desired consitancy, continue to blend and drizzle in additional olive oil.
  4. EAT!
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