My family is addicted to my homemade hummus. It’s a snap to make in the food processor, and it keeps well in the fridge for a quick and easy snack. We love to eat it for dinner with good sourdough bread, along with meat or fish or soup. It also makes a great sandwich spread with meats or cheese.
This homemade hummus is especially wonderful when it’s warm in the spring and summertime. And it’s a great way to get fresh garlic and nutritious olive oil into your family.
I used canned beans to make this a fast, last-minute recipe. It is more economical to make this recipe with dried beans — just soak them and cook them in advance.
I use a lot of garlic and lemon, because I love stronger flavors. And I use way more olive oil and tahini than most recipes call for because I want to get more of these good fats — they’re good for you! Plus, if you don’t use enough fat, it’s not as satisfying and you’ll want to fill up on more carbs.
If you want a more mild hummus, just add more garbanzo beans. I usually add a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper and of cumin you don’t have to add them.
Play with the amounts and use what works for your tastebuds.
Easy Homemade Hummus
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[easyazon-link asin=”B0040PUJ0M” locale=”us”]Garbanzo Beans[/easyazon-link], organic if possible (3 15-ounce cans)
Juice from two lemons
[easyazon-link asin=”B004R6BJ62″ locale=”us”]Tahini[/easyazon-link] (1 cup) — you can find this at most grocery and health food stores
Olive oil (3/4 cup) — where to buy olive oil
Garlic (3-4 cloves), crushed (to taste)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste — where to buy sea salt and black pepper
Cayenne pepper (a pinch) optional — where to buy
Cumin (a pinch) optional
Paprika (a pinch) optional — where to buy
1. Throw everything in the food processor and blend until mixed well.
2. Taste and add seasonings accordingly.
3. Garnish with a pinch of paprika and serve with sourdough bread, pita bread, or Ethiopian injera bread.
Here’s a photo of Kate yawning, sourdough bread at the ready, while she waits for Mommy to quit taking pictures already and LET ME AT THAT HUMMUS!