After searching and searching and literally trying dozens of homemade hummus recipes, I gave up and decided to craft my own recipe. There were a few decent ones out there, but the majority were either too bland, too soft or too creepy ; ).
One great thing about hummus, is that you can really tweak it and make it your own, to suit your own taste. Having said that, remember, when it comes to preparing foods, you can always add, but you can’t subtract, so start with less and add more as you taste test.
The other things I love about hummus, is that it’s so versatile and easy to make, and it lasts for weeks in the fridge, so you can prepare it well in advance, for a party or other event. Try it as a dip for chips, breads, veggies or crackers, or use it as a spread in sandwiches and pitas. And if you’ve found a new and awesomely delicious way to use hummus, please leave me a note in the comments section, below this post.
Making your own hummus is incredibly simple and quick. You can literally grab all the ingredients and whip it up in less than 10 minutes.
Plant Based Non-GMO Protein
Although hummus is a great source of plant based protein, with a whopping 4 grams per 1/3 cup serving, many store bought hummus brands are not the healthiest option. Even some of the most popular and well known brands contain cancer causing GMOs, from genetically modified soybean oil and citric acid.
Preparing your own homemade hummus is the best way to ensure that you’re using the safest ingredients. I recommend using organic spices and seasonings, whenever possible, and beans that are not only organic, but are also packaged in BPA free cans.
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- 2 Cans Chickpeas (AKA Garbanzo Beans)
- 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 3 1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 3 Garlic Cloves
- 1 1/2 tsp Salt
- 4 tsp Cumin
- 1/4 Cup Chickpea Juice (AKA Garbanzo Bean Juice)
- 2 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 2 Tbsp Dry Roasted Tahini (AKA Sesame Seeds)
- Drain garbanzo beans, and retain 1/2 cup of the juice.
- Peel garlic cloves and add all ingredients, including 1/4 cup of the garbanzo bean juice, to a high speed blender or food processor.
- Blend all ingredients until the hummus is smooth. If the hummus is too thick, add in more garbanzo bean juice and blend, in increments, until it reaches your preferred consistency.