Okay, who doesn't like a good hummus and veggie platter? I think middle eastern/Mediterranean food is one of my favorite cuisines to eat and I can eat it on the regular too. The spices, flavors, the preparation, and the simplicity of the foods does it for me. I absolutely love garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas) and knew I had to experiment with making my own hummus. After all, it didn't seem to complicated, and thankfully, it isn't! Hummus is something you really can't mess up: throw the chickpeas in a blender with spices, oil, tahini, and boom, you're done. I threw in two garlic cloves for this version, so if you're not into garlic, leave it out or only add in one clove. The choice is yours my friends!
Hummus has a delicious taste due to the blend of chickpeas, tahini, oil, and spices. I love using the traditional flavors of cumin, paprika, and a dash of za'atar. Za'atar is a blend of spices often uses sumac, sesame seeds, marjoram, salt, among others. It's delicious of toasted naan/pita, or in recipes such as hummus. I added a dusting of Za'atar on top of the hummus with an extra drizzle of olive oil, and of course some smoked paprika my family brought me from Hungary. Literally perfection.
I KNOW you're going to make this and be like "OMG, this is the best hummus I've ever made" and never want to buy it in stores again. Plus, hummus is a good spread on sandwiches, dip for appetizers (breads, veggies, etc.) and lasts a while. Comment and share this recipe with family, friends, and spread (ha, see what I did there?) the word!
Say buh-bye to store-bought hummus, because this will be your go-to recipe for ev er! Homemade hummus couldn't be any easier too, all it takes is a can of rinsed garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas), tahini, a few spices, and a blender. BOOM - you've got hummus. Don't forget the pita, pretzels, or veggies!
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