It’s so easy to make hummus and ends up being about half the price you’d pay to buy it ready-made. This recipe is a great base to which you can add whatever your heart desires. I actually just like it plain too.
★ Why You'll Love this Recipe ★
It's so easy to make hummus and ends up being about half the price you'd pay to buy it ready-made!
Hummus stores well in the fridge or you can even freeze it. So you can make a big batch and store it away to use as a quick appetizer or a midnight snack.
This easy recipe is a great base to which you can add whatever your heart desires. I actually just like it plain too.
★ Ingredients You'll Need ★
Homemade hummus requires a few basic ingredients and then you can add flavor by blending in extra ingredients or you can simply add flavor with toppings.
The basic ingredients you'll need are:
- Canned chick peas. I find the more expensive brands are actually much better quality.
- Olive oil. Or you can use another type of oil if you prefer. Grape seed or avocado oil are good alternatives if you have an aversion to olive oil.
- Garlic. You can use minced, paste, fresh, or even powder. I prefer minced. It's not as bitey as raw, fresh garlic but has lots of flavor and a ncie texture once blended.
- Sea salt. Regular table salt works too but sea salt adds a bit of extra flavor.
- Tahini paste. You can use cashew or any nut butter, or soy butter in place if you prefer. Obviously this will give you a totally different flavor so if you want an authentic hummus flavor, stick with tahini.
- Lemon juice. Fresh-squeezed is a must. You will get far more flavor and just the right amount of liquid.
★ Tips & FAQs ★
Is it worth making your own hummus?
I think so! It's cheaper and doesn't take long. You can also blend in whatever flavors you want and add toppings you love.
Food processor or blender?
A food processor works better. The nature of hummus is that it's thick and sticky. So trying to puree it in a blender doesn't quite work as well as a food Processor that's more flat and has larger blades. In a pinch though, a blender works.
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Take your hummus to the next level!
- 2 cans chick peas, juice reserved 15.5 oz each
- ½ cup chick pea juice
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
- ¼ cup tahini paste
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- Roasted red peppers, black olives, pine nuts, chickpeas, parsley, minced garlic, drizzle of extra olive oil, toasted sesame seeds, herbs to taste
- Drain chick peas, reserving ½ cup of juices.
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
- Serve chilled with toasted pita slices, cucumbers, carrots, green peppers or use as a spread on sandwiches.