I’m starting to realize that I have this “thing” for chickpeas. I constantly have at least 8 cans in my pantry, I legitimately enjoy chickpea cookies, and I’m always adding them to random meals! But I’d have to say that my all-time favorite chickpea recipe is hummus!
My husband and I used to purchase premade hummus once in a while for a snack with crackers or on a wrap for lunch. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t until I started making my own that I started to absolutely love hummus!
Have you ever made something yourself and then decided you never wanted to buy it again? That’s how I feel about my hummus! I have only made one kind (Garlic Lemon) but it is always, without fail delicious! I hope to try out different flavors but, for now, I’m sticking with the classic.
When I first started making my own hummus, I saw “Tahini” on the recipe and had no idea what it was! I did my research and finally figured it out, but I still find it hard to find at times! If you live near a health food market, you shouldn’t have a hard time. If you live in a smaller town, it might not be so easy to come by.
From my experience, regular grocery stores (like Kroger) sometimes have it in the Organic section (which, in a small town, is super small!). If you can’t find it, try a “higher class” market or look for a place you know will sell Organic products. For instance, in our town here in Arizona, none of the grocery stores sold it. The only place I found it was Back to Basics, our local health food market.
Here is a simple recipe for hummus that is quick to make because there is not a lot of prep! You will need a food-processor or blender to make this recipe. I prefer the food-processor because it gets it super smooth, but my mom uses a blender and it works great for her!
Enough talk. Let’s make some hummus!
- 2 cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans) rinsed
- 3 Tbs. Tahini
- 3-6 cloves fresh garlic crushed (depending on how much garlic you prefer)
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup water (add more until you reach desired consistency)
- 1 tsp. salt
- Place all ingredients in a large food processor. Process until smooth.
- Transfer to medium sized bowl and place in fridge until ready to serve.
- Store in an airtight container in fridge. It should stay fresh for a few days!
I hope you enjoy this simple recipe. Make it for your family as a special snack or bring it to a party! I know it will be a hit!
What is your favorite hummus flavor?