Love hummus? Try making it from scratch, from our friends at Whole Foods


  • 2 cups dried fava beans
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon tahini
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt


Place beans in a large bowl with enough cold water to cover by 2 inches. Let soak overnight. Drain soaked beans. Remove outer shell from each fava bean and discard. Place peeled beans in a large saucepot. Cover by 2 inches with cold water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, until beans are very tender, about 30 minutes. Drain beans and place in the bowl of a food processor.

Add oil, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, oregano and salt and process until puréed.

Nutritional Info

Per Serving: Serving size: about 2 tablespoons, 25 calories (15 from fat), 1.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 45mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 1g protein