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.