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Homemade Hummus

homemade hummus
Once you make hummus at home you’ll rarely buy it at the store again. It’s one of the easiest recipes to put together and the result is far superior to anything you can get premade. It’ll be your satiating go-to snack or appetizer; a crowd pleaser for sure.
    Servings
    2 cups
    Cook Time
    5 min.
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    Servings
    2 cups
    Cook Time
    5 min.
    Meal Plan
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    Ingredients
    • 1 (15-ounce) can chick peas, drained (reserve the liquid)
    • 2 garlic cloves
    • 2tablespoon tahini (sesame paste)
    • 1teaspoon sea salt
    • 1tablespoon fresh lemon juice*
    • Liquid from chickpeas, if needed
    Instructions
    1. Place the chickpeas and the following 4 ingredients (through lemon juice) in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Process until well combined. If the hummus is too chunky/dry, add a tablespoon at a time of the chickpea liquid down the feed tube until you get the desired consistency (for me it is slightly creamy, but not pureed to death). Taste for seasoning and add additional salt and lemon juice, if desired.
    2. Swirl some extra virgin olive oil on top for an authentic Mediterranean hummus. Serve with crudities, pita chips or pita bread.
    Recipe Notes

    * The quantity of lemon juice is on the conservative end, as some find too much lemon overpowering. I suggest you start with the amount suggested, but add a tablespoon at a time until you achieve just the right balance of lemon.

    Flavor up your hummus according to which kind you like best. For example pulse in some roasted garlic instead of fresh or try roasted red peppers, black olives or even a spinach and artichoke version. The flavor combinations are only limited by your taste buds.

    This makes a great spread for stuffing pita bread with or slathering on toast with some avocado, sprouts and tomato slices.

    One of my favorite ways of serving as an appetizer is topping the hummus with some peeled, diced cucumber and crumbled feta cheese. My good friend and neighbor Megan K. shared this version with me and both kids and adults love it!

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