I've got a food processor so for a couple of years have made my own hummus, which is really easy, and a WHOLE lot better than store bought. And a Whole WHOLE lot cheaper than buying it at the Farmer's Market. I haven't made any in a long time, and when I went to buy Tahini (which is sesame seed paste..a lot like raw fresh ground peanut butter) at one of the local grocery stores that carried it, they wanted $10.50 for a 12 oz jar, and that was on sale! So, I stood in the aisle and web searched how to make Tahini on my blackberry (which is the only time I'm ever glad work makes me carry the thing!). I was at Sunflower Market (which is like a cheaper type of Whole Foods) and they have bulk items...including, fortunately, sesame seeds. $2.20 for sesame seeds is way better than $10.50 for Tahini. The websites said that having a metal bladed food processor was important, which I have. You have to toast the seeds on a cookie sheet, but that only took like 10 minutes, then making the Tahini and the Hummus only took about 20 minutes more. The recipe sites say Tahini will keep in the fridge in a container for at least a couple of months. So, if you're like me and you're cheap and lazy, and can get sesame seeds, I highly recommend doing it yourself. I like Hummus a lot better than peanut butter for sandwiches. And sometimes we eat it with corn chips as a dip.