Homemade Hummus

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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!

Homemade Hummus

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!

Author:
Morgan

Ingredients

  • 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp Tahini
  • 1 tbsp and 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  1. Open a can of garbanzo beans/chickpeas and pour into a strainer. Rinse and let drain for a few minutes.
  2. Finely chop garlic and add to a blender.
  3. Take the chickpeas and add to the same blender as the garlic.
  4. Pour in the tbsp of tahini, olive oil, and spices.
  5. Blend until smooth. Add more olive oil as desired to create a smooth, creamy texture.
  6. Drizzle with a little more olive oil and serve with pita bread or vegetables.

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