Fun in the Kitchen With Dr. Peggy



This week I took on the challenge of making my own hummus.  I love the stuff and eat it regularly.  I’m not a big fan of the canola oil that is used in most ‘store bought’ brands as it is a poor quality oil and is most likely genetically modified (most canola is).

It turned out pretty good and I think it will get better with practice. Mine wasn’t as flavourful as I would like, so I’ll add more garlic next time.


  • 1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans (you can also soak dried beans over night if you are feeling adventurous)
  • 1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
  • 3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from the can. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.

Place in serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus. Add a bit of olive oil to the well and grab some pitas or some gluten free crackers and enjoy!