This Hummus Recipe is a simple and basic Middle Eastern dip that only takes about ten minutes to make. Use a blender or a food processor for best results.
You need a Hummus recipe in your arsenal because homemade hummus tastes one million times better than store bought. You can make it how you like it (extra garlic for me, please!) and have plenty left over to store in your fridge to spread on sandwiches or dip more veggies in.
Main ingredients for this Hummus Recipe
- Chick Peas or Garbanzo Beans (the same thing). I use canned because they are ready to use immediately, but feel free to reconstitute some dried.
- Tahini– this is a paste made up of ground sesame seeds. Adds a slightly nutty, creamy texture.
- Garlic– flavor flavor flavor!
- Fresh Lemon Juice– a little acid goes a long way and helps brighten the hummus.
- Spices and seasonings– just talking about cumin, salt and pepper.
- Olive Oil– stream in oil as you blend for a creamy and smooth dip.
How to make Hummus
- Drain and rinse chick peas and place into a food processor or high powdered blender.
- Add in tahini, lemon juice, garlic, spices and seasonings.
- Turn food processor on and slowly stream in olive oil until hummus starts to come together. (If you’re worried about calories, feel free to switch over to using water if you’ve added in more than 1/4 cup of olive oil. Totally optional.)
- Blitz until completely smooth or the texture you’d desire.
- Spoon into serving bowl, top with extra olive oil and serve.
Any hummus is delicious served with pita bread, crackers, veggies or spread onto a sandwich or wrap. It’s very versatile and quite healthful too.
- If you don’t have chick peas, feel free to use a few cans of white or cannellini beans. It will give you the same creamy consistency with only a slight difference in taste.
- It you can’t find tahini paste anywhere or don’t want to pay the price for a small jar of it, any nut butter is a decent substitution. Since tahini is essentially sesame seed butter, a nut butter would work well. While it won’t taste *quite* the same, the texture should be spot on. I’d recommend using a plain almond butter.
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Classic Hummus Recipe
- Pour chick peas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, salt, pepper and cumin into the bowl of a food processor or high powered blender.
- Turn blender on, drizzling olive oil in slowly. Continue pouring in the cold water until hummus is desired consistency. Spoon into bowl and serve with crackers and vegetables.