I want to share with you today an awesome simple hummus recipe – made from scratch! It tastes just as great as store bought hummus, and best of all – it uses all fresh ingredients!
Lots of store-bought hummus these days contains ingredients made from GMO or preservatives to keep it fresh. With this recipe, you’ll thank yourself for trying something fresh and new 🙂
This recipe only uses a few ingredients:
- 15-ounce can (425 grams) chickpeas (aka. garbanzo beans)
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/2 a large garlic clove (minced)
- 2 tbsp olive oil (you can add more for serving)
- 1/2 – 1 tsp kosher or sea salt, depending on taste
- 1/2 tbsp cumin
- 2 – 3 tbsp water
- Dash of paprika for serving
In a food processor combine the tahini and lemon juice ( in this case, I used a blender because my food processor was not available – but I highly recommend using a food processor instead), . Process the mixture for 1 minute and continually scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl, then turn on and process it again for 30 seconds. This extra time will help “whip” and “cream” the tahini to make it smooth and creamy.
Next, add the olive oil, minced garlic, cumin and salt to the tahini and lemon juice paste. Process it for 30 seconds, scraping the sides and bottom of bowl to make sure everything is being processed. Once you’ve scraped the sides, process it for another 30 seconds.
Add the Chickpeas
Next, open a can of chickpeas, drain it and rinse it with water. Add 1/2 the chickpeas to the food processor and process it for 1 minute. Scrape the sides again and add the remaining chickpeas. Process it for another 1-2 minutes (or until it’s thick and smooth).
The hummus may still be thick or have bits of chickpeas in it. To solve this, simply turn back on the food processor and add 2-3 tbsp of water to help soften the consistency of it.
Once the hummus is made smooth enough to your desired consistency, place the hummus into a bowl and drizzle about 1 tablespoon of olive oil over top of it and sprinkle it with a dash of paprika.
There you have your hummus. 🙂
You can store your homemade hummus in a container for up to one week in the fridge. The lemon juice you added to the mixture will help prevent oxidation and will help to keep it fresh.
After you try this, you’ll know how simple and easy it is to make your own homemade hummus.