I like hummus, but I love hummus that I make at home! it’s simple + easy, with only 5 ingredients. there are two I stock up on: cans of chickpeas (aka: garbanzo beans) + tahini (which smells like peanut butter + is made of ground sesame seeds). the rest of the ingredients are “kitchen staples”: lemon, garlic + olive oil. I make a batch of hummus two to three times a week. we go through it. quick! it’s a snack to take on the go, with pita chips or cucumber slices. or a lot of the time, it’s an after-work snack before dinner is made (or more accurately, while I’m making dinner).
how to make your own hummus.
I always add a secret ingredient. I call it secret, because I don’t usually know what I’m going to add until I’m in the middle of making the hummus. this is where you can get creative! look in your refrigerator or pantry for inspiration. maybe add an avocado or roasted red peppers. I’ve added two big scoops of pesto (that I had in my fridge) and it was delicious. the sky is the limit!
my favorite “secret ingredient” is: the hot pepper mix from potbelly sandwich shop. it adds the perfect blend of spice + flavor to hummus. (they have it for purchase by the jar in their restaurants).
how to make your own hummus
- 1 can of chickpeas (strain + rinse)
- 2 cloves garlic
- ¼ cup tahini sauce
- squeeze of 1/2 a lemon
- spices: salt, pepper, cumin
- olive oil
- “secret ingredient”
add chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon + spices to your food processor. blend + slowly add in olive oil and water to get a creamy + smooth consistency. if you’re a visual learner, watch tasty’s video on how to make hummus right here.