People eat hummus like the world is ending! It seems to be everyone’s favorite dip. The sad thing is that most people just buy a cheap container of this dip at the store. While this is fine when in a hurry, homemade hummus is just on another level!
If you have been living under a rock, hummus is a Mediterranean bean dip made from garbanzo beans. It is surprisingly simple to make. It revolves around chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, and spices. Hummus is traditionally served with more olive oil on top, paprika, parsley, and pine nuts. I typically leave out the pine nuts because those are not in my budget. This is a great recipe to make if you are trying to empty out your pantry. I know I always have extra cans of chickpeas lying around.
This hummus is: creamy, rich, savory, and never disappoints me. I say these things about every recipe, but I’m never going to give you guys a recipe that is meh.
Summer is a time when people have parties, picnics, and BBQs. I think this is an awesome thing to make for those summer events. Most people enjoy hummus and this caters to vegans and omnivores. You can serve this with a variety of foods such as carrots, celery, pita, tortilla chips, etc.
Here is what you will need:
- Blender or food processor.
- Garbanzo beans (I used canned).
- Extra virgin olive oil.
- Ground Cumin.
- Parsley (fresh).
- Minced garlic.
- Lemon juice.
- Cayenne pepper (optional).
I basically throw everything into the blender when I make this. You can soak the chickpeas if you want the hummus to be easy to blend and super creamy. This can get kind of oil-heavy. You can do half olive oil and half water if you are avoiding high-fat foods. You can always change up the flavor profile as well! I used cumin and cayenne pepper to give the hummus some heat, but you can switch those for milder flavors. Also, you might have to pulse the mixture for a while to get rid of any chunks. Other than that, there is really not much to it!
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Simple & Flavorful Hummus
This hummus is: creamy, rich, savory, and never disappoints me. It only takes about 10 minutes to make and is a crowd pleaser. Perfect for summer BBQs and gatherings!
- 1 15oz can of garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed).
- 3 tbsp tahini.
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (divided).
- Juice from 1/2 a lemon.
- 2 tbsp minced garlic.
- 1/4 tsp salt.
- 1/4 tsp paprika.
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin.
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper.
- Small handful of parsley (for garnish).
Drain and rinse chickpeas.
Place chickpeas in a food processor or blender. Add in tahini, oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, paprika, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Reserve some oil for garnish.
Blend together the ingredients until the mixture is smooth.
Place hummus on a plate with more olive oil, a sprinkling of more paprika, and parsley.
Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoy this recipe and feel free to leave a rating or a comment! I’m sorry I didn’t get this post up sooner, my laptop charger stopped working and I’ve been busy outside of food blogging. You can still expect weekly content though. Have a nice weekend and we will catch up next week!