Hummus Recipe

This is one of my favorite recipes for hummus. I like to make hummus because it’s easy, fast and it tastes great!  I just modify the herbs depending on what I’m in the mood for at that time.

1 (15.5 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 Tbsp Sesame Tahini
2 roasted garlic cloves
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon fresh cilantro
1/4 cup water (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and let it run for about 1 minute until all the beans are smooth you may need to scrape down the sides of the bowl a few times. If the dip is to thick then slowly add the water while the processor is mixing. This will help make the hummus less dense. You can use a combination of spices and herbs with this recipe.  I’ve even added a tablespoon of diced pickled jalapenos to give it a little bit of heat or a pinch of cayenne pepper.

Serve this with cucumbers, red peppers, carrots, steamed asparagus, broccoli or cauliflower.

What other vegetables or ingredients do you like with hummus?

Photo by megan.chromik

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