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Fermented Chickpea Hummus

Author: John MacDowall


  • 3 cups garbanzo or white beans cooked and drained
  • β…“ cup lemon juice
  • β…“ cup tahini sesame paste
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and crushed
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ΒΌ cup whey or other starter liquid
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • β…› tsp. paprika


  • Place drained beans in a food processor. Add all ingredients and blend until smooth. The mixture will be thick.
  • Scrape mixture into two wide-mouth pint jars and cap loosely. Ferment at room temperature for 3 days. Move to the refrigerator and use within a month.