I don’t recall how it happened, but a few years ago, I became obsessed with hummus. I don’t think I can go more than two days without eating it. It tastes delicious, it’s quite healthy, and it goes with just about anything: pita bread, raw vegetables, tortilla chips, pretzels, sandwiches – I could go on for quite some time. There are tons of different variations of hummus, and they’re all pretty simple to make at home.
Today I wanted to share with you guys a very basic hummus recipe. What’s great about this recipe is that it involves ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen – maybe not the tahini, but once you start making hummus, you’ll definitely have tahini around. Here’s how to make hummus!
1 15-ounce can of chickpeas, drained
3 tablespoons tahini (found in most health food stores in the peanut butter aisle)
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. For a thicker consistency, add some more chickpeas. For a smoother consistency, add more water.
Serve cold or at room temperature! Refrigerate in an air-tight container and store for up to a week.
As I mentioned above, this is a very basic recipe. There are so many different things you can do to change it up. You can substitute real garlic cloves for the garlic powder, add different spices, use edamame or white beans instead of chickpeas, and add different vegetables like spinach, artichoke, roasted red peppers, and more.
What’s your favorite hummus recipe? Share it below! Maybe I’ll make a couple of your ideas to share in another post on the blog. :)
Photos by Brigette.
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