Homemade Hummus

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Homemade Humus
Recipe Type: Appetizer, Side Dish
Author: Stephanie – Gathered in The Kitchen.com
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Originally from mideastfood.com
Ingredients
  • 1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
  • 3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.
  2. Place in serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus.
  3. Add a small amount (1-2 tablespoons) of olive oil in the well. Garnish with parsley (optional).
  4. Serve immediately with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread, or cover and refrigerate.
  5. Variations
  6. For a spicier hummus, add a sliced red chile or a dash of cayenne pepper.

 

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