Hummus is a traditional Middle-Eastern dip that has become popular around the world as the perfect dip for fresh veggies and a tasty spread on sandwiches. And while it’s not hard to find an already made tub of hummus at the store, you might be surprised by how easy it is to make at home.
Making your own hummus has many benefits – you can tweak ingredients (like making it extra garlicky) or experiment with different beans. All you need is a few simple ingredients, and a food processor or high-speed blender, and you’ll have your own creamy dip in minutes. If you’re looking for something a little bit more adventurous try these other delicious hummus recipes: Pesto Hummus, Asian Peanut Hummus, or Butternut Squash Hummus.
Easy, Homemade Hummus
Serves 4 to 6
- 2 cups Earth Fare Canned Chickpeas, drained
- 1/2 cup Earth Fare Tahini
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 to 4 cloves garlic, or to taste
- Juice and zest of 1 lemon
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh parsley, for garnish
- Add the chickpeas, tahini, oil, garlic, lemon juice/zest, salt, and pepper to a food processor (or blender) and process. Add more lemon juice or olive oil as needed until the mixture is a smooth puree. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed.
- Transfer mixture to a shallow bowl or dish and drizzle olive oil in center, and sprinkle paprika and parsley for garnish.
- Serve with fresh veggies and pita, or use on top of a sandwich. Will keep in the fridge for 3 to 5 days.