I am so excited about this recipe because I have finally found a hummus recipe that I love. In the past I have truly liked hummus that I have bought at Trader Joes or my local grocery store better than any that I tried making at home but I knew that it would be healthier and less processed to make my own. After tweaking this recipe a tad I found the one that I'm sticking with, and that I prefer to the taste of store-bought. Store-bought hummus and other recipes I have tried have been a bit too garlicky for me but I think this recipe has just the right amount of garlic flavor without overpowering it. I hope you like it, too!
- 3 cups chickpeas from 2 cans, drained and rinsed (also known as garbanzo beans)
- 3/4 cup tahini
- 1/4 + 1/8 cup olive oil
- 1 clove of garlic
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 tbsp cumin
- 1/2 tbsp paprika
- salt and pepper to taste (add more salt than you think you need)
Add everything to blender or food processor and blend, adding water as necessary to help it blend together. I used about 1/2 - 1 cup. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed.
I eat this on whole wheat crackers, pita bread or with carrots as a snack. I also love to mix chopped bell pepper, cucumber, and feta cheese in and eat it with crackers or on a whole wheat tortilla for lunch.
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