Hummus

hummus

HOMEMADE HUMMUS

Here is all you need:

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Homemade hummus is very easy to make I had no idea!!! And I didn’t even know what TAHINI was, do you?

Ingredients:
  • 3 (15-ounce) can chickpeas or 1 1/2 cups (250 grams) cooked chickpeas
  • 3/4 cup (60 ml) fresh lemon juice (3 large lemons)
  • 3/4 cup (60 ml) well-stirred tahini
  • 3 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 tablespoons (30 ml) extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 to 9 tablespoons (30 to 45 ml) water
  • Dash ground paprika, (if you like)
Directions:
  1. In a food processor, combine the tahini and lemon juice and process for 1 minute, scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl then process for 30 seconds more.(This extra time will allow for a more “whipped” or “creamy” texture, making the hummus smooth and creamy.)
  2. Add the olive oil, minced garlic, cumin, and the salt to the whipped tahini and lemon juice. Process for 30 seconds, scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl then process another 30 seconds or until well blended. I like to use the PULSE option on the food processor.
  3. Open, drain and rinse the chickpeas in a strainer. Add 1/3 of the chickpeas to the food processor and process for 1 minute. Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl, then add other 2/3 of the chickpeas (1/3 at a time) and process until thick and very smooth; 1 to 2 minutes.  You may find a survivor chick pea under the blade, just be sure to scrape well and keep processing.
  4. Most likely your hummus will be too thick or still have tiny bits of chickpea. To fix this, besides scraping, with the food processor turned on, slowly add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water until you reach the perfect consistency.

AND THAT’s IT!!!!

Check it out, look how creamy!!
Of course is this is too much, you can third the recipe!

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I plan to add some different flavorings next time.

Here are some choices:

spices, onion, pine nuts, more garlic, beets, carrots, butternut squash…….the sky is the limit!

Enjoy and let me know how you like it!  And let me know what you add to yours!  Maybe I will feature yours here!

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