Recipe: Homemade Hummus

IMG_4130F and I love hummus. It makes such a good snack with a celery or carrot stick and/or some crackers. Eating hummus makes you feel a little bit virtuous, too. Most stores sells pre-made hummus, and many brands are delicious. I’ve known for a while that it is not actually that difficult to make from scratch — I just never got around to doing it until F and I were talking about it last week after coming across (yet another) awesome-looking smitten kitchen recipe. She peels her chickpeas, but we decided not to do that. Also I used canned chickpeas (lazy me, I know) rather than dried ones. Despite those changes, the hummus turned out really well; it’s a fun dish because you can personalize its garlicky-ness, lemony-ness and saltiness as much or as little as you wish.

Happy hummus-ing!

Homemade Hummus (adapted from this recipe)

Ingredients

  • 1.75 cups (15oz/400g can) of chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3-4 tbsp cold water
  • to taste: olive oil (for serving); any other spices you’d like — cumin and/or paprika would work well

Procedure

  • Blend the chickpeas in a food processor until they form a coarse meal.
  • Add the tahini, lemon juice, garlic and salt; blend until smooth, drizzling in tablespoons of water as necessary to get your desire thickness.
  • Rest the hummus for 30′ in the fridge, then serve with a drizzle of olive oil and your choice of veggies, crackers, and/or pita wedges.

Enjoy!

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