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Sometimes I like a hummus recipe with just a little “snap” to it. Adding some capers at the very end of blending will give a very tasty recipe with just that little extra “zing” to help wake up your taste buds.

  • 1 cup garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup Tahini (ground sesame seed paste, found in the section of your grocery store with other foods from the Mediterranean area)
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice (fresh is best, but bottled will do)
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 2 Tbsp. small capers, drained

Put beans, Tahini, olive oil and lemon juice in your food processor. Add just amount of water needed to make a smooth hummus (may be more or less than 2 Tbsp.)

When smooth, then add capers to the hummus in the food processor and pulse just a few times to mix them in without pureeing them.

I love the taste of this hummus variation and thinking about all the cancer-fighting fiber from the beans and sesame seeds plus the other cancer-fighting phytochemicals in this delicious spread. It is like “double-dipping” to eat something so delicious and ultra-healthy, too. Enjoy this recipe often!


In my book, I have included the names of several dozen cookbooks which feature recipes that are compatible with (or that can be modified to fit) the ultra-healthy diet I follow, including some resources which are free.

I am also collecting recipes to include in a future edition of my book as well as to be featured on "Menus and recipes".   I have asked readers to send me any recipes that they have found to be great-tasting and easy to prepare, and that emphasize the nutritional guidelines which are outlined in my book.  I will also consider taking people's favorite "normal" recipes and posting versions which are modified for maximal cancer prevention.

If you have a recipe you wish to submit for possible inclusion in either my book or on this web page, please send it to me.  If the recipe is from a cookbook or other printed source, please include the name, author, and publisher of the source so that I can ask for permission to reprint the recipe.  If it is a recipe you created, or a family favorite, please indicate that, also.

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