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Homemade Hummus adapted from about.com
1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
Begin by separating the chickpeas from the canned liquid, but make sure you save the liquid!
Put the chickpeas in a food processor.
Now add 1/4 cup of the reserved liquid:
The recipe calls for 1 1/2 tablespoons of tahini, but I just eyeball it by taking a couple heaping spoonfuls of the stuff.
I like to use fresh lemon juice for my hummus. Add as much as you want to taste, something like 3-5 tablespoons.
To avoid a raw garlic "burn" or "this hummus is way too garlicky" response from your taste buds, you can saute your garlic in a little olive oil for about 1 minute, being careful to not let it burn.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt (or regular):
1 tablespoon of olive oil:
The garlic that has finished sauteing by now:
And now mix until smooth and creamy! Make sure you taste it in case you want to add more lemon juice, or salt for taste or olive oil for texture.
Here's the finished product! I like to eat my hummus with chopped veggies or Stacy's Pita Chips.
Oh dang! Things are getting crazy now, I just added paprika! Yum.
This recipe is really a straightforward hummus recipe, but you could add anything you wanted to this to play with the flavors. Some ideas:
- Add some roasted red peppers
- Add a few tablespoons of chopped cilantro and two tablespoons of minced jalapeno
- Add chopped carrots
- Add a handful of spinach for extra vitamins and flavor!
You can pretty much add anything you can think of! Maybe I'll try it out and post it on here. Tell me what you think about this, and don't forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter!