Quick Homemade Hummus

If you’ve purchased hummus at the store, you know it costs a pretty penny for that little tub of delight.

Never tried hummus?

I challenge you to give this recipe a whirl & see if you like it.   I thought I didn’t like hummus because, well, it just *sounded* like something I wouldn’t eat.   But a friend served it at a party and oh my gosh it was good.

So here’s my Quick Homemade Hummus recipe that won’t break the bank!

Hummus

Homemade Hummus Recipe:

1 15oz can chickpeas, rinsed

1 glove garlic

1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for serving

2 T tahini (sesame seed paste; optional but GOOD!)

2T lemon juice (fresh if you can)

1 t ground cumin

1/4 t paprika

kosher salt

WHAT TO DO:

In your food processor, puree the garlic & chickpeas with the lemon juice, olive oil, & tahini (if you’re using it), cumin, & 3/4 t salt.   Puree until the mixture is creamy & smooth.   You may need to add 1-2 T water as you go along to get the right consistency.

Spoon mixture into a serving bowl & drizzle with a little olive oil.   Sprinkle with the paprika before serving, & wonder why store-bought hummus is so expensive.

After you’ve mastered this recipe, consider adding things like roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, cooked spinach, or pine nuts.   Throw these in when you puree your hummus and see what new flavor combination you like.

My favorite way to eat hummus is on red & yellow bell pepper spears.

My second favorite way to eat hummus is with my finger.

You might want to get your own bowl…

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