I’ve wanted to make my own hummus for a while, and I’m not sure what has taken so long as it’s terribly easy to make.  I look forward to experimenting with some different flavor and bean combinations.  In the meantime here’s the basic recipe I started with.  I was a little concerned when I sampled it while making it as it didn’t taste quite how I expected, but after a night in the fridge it was exactly right.


Serves about 6-8

Adapted from Delicious Shots

  • 1 (15oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1/4 cup water (from boiled chickpeas)
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Add chickpeas to a small saucepan and cover with water.  Bring to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes.  Scoop the chickpeas out of the water and into the bowl of a food processor.  Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor and blend until smooth.  Serve with carrot sticks, pita, pretzels, or whatever strikes your fancy.

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