I always buy packaged hummus and when I do I usually get the ones with some kind of additive like garlic or peppers because the original hummus always tasted weird to me. A while ago my friend made some hummus and it was total disaster so I thought it wasn’t a very easy thing to make. Just a few days ago, it came to my attention that it is quite easy and it’s tastes a lot more better than the packaged shit.
I got this recipe from Inspired Taste and believe what they say, this recipe is better than store bought hummus. It truly is, otherwise I wouldn’t have a bowl of it and a spoon in between my arms as I type this.
It serves a lot. If you are going to a party, this recipe is enough for a nice bowl of hummus. If you are going to eat it for yourself and a plus one, then it’ll probably last you a week if you are really into hummus.
2 (15oz) cans garbanzo beans/chickpeas drained and rinsed
1/2 cup tahini (buy the jar kind, not the can, you can find this at any middle eastern market)
1/3 cup of lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
1 large garlic clove minced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 teas sea salt more or less
1 teas cumin
2-4 tbs water (depending on the consistency you want)
In the food processor, pour in tahini and lemon juice. Process for a minute and then scrape the sides, then process for another minute. You will see the tahini/lemon juice mixture will become whipped looking but with a thick consistency.
Add the garlic, olive oil, sea salt and cumin. Process for another minute and then scrape down the sides.
Add one can of garbanzo beans first, process for a minute and then scrape the sides. Add the other can and process for at least 2-3 minutes. You will see the dip to be thick. From here, you may add water to your liking. By this time, give it a taste and see if you’d like more lemon juice or salt.
Top with paprika or don’t. Serve with all kinds of stuff like pita bread, cucumbers, radishes or just eat it on its own like I am.
Store in an airtight container.