Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe

Try this easy homemade hummus recipe. For some, hummus may be an acquired taste, but I love that it’s a healthy snack that’s perfect for dipping vegetables, pita, or bread. I also spread it on tortillas and wraps for an extra creamy sandwich! I’ve been a longtime fan of healthy hummus, but hadn’t made it myself until this week. I was told it’s easy and obviously healthier and fresher when homemade. I was so thrilled with how this healthy hummus recipe turned out! It is easy, affordable, and healthy. I love it!



Tip: It may take a couple tries to get the texture and taste just right, but the nice thing about that is you just add in other ingredients to balance it out, no starting over! Just throw it right into the blender and give it another go!


Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 cans drained garbanzo beans (chick peas) - keep the liquid though, you’ll use it later
  • 1 ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ⅓ cup tahini (sesame paste)*
  • 6 tbls. lemon juice (I used the juice from one whole lemon)
  • 2 tbls. liquid from chickpeas
  • 8 dashes of hot sauce
  • olive oil for garnish (or making the mixture smoother)

*I didn’t have any tahini so I used sesame seeds - I’d get the real deal if you can.

Directions:

Throw the garlic into the food processor so it’s minced well. Add the rest of the ingredients into the processor and blend until it’s a nice creamy paste. You can alter the texture to your liking (add more liquid to make it smoother and less paste-like).

I prefer my hummus to be creamy and smooth instead of thick and paste-like so I added olive oil to thin it out. My husband and I ate a bunch of it right out of the food processor (hungry much?) but this easy recipe yielded quite a bit of hummus so I saved several in different containers for taking to work.

It was so easy and so quick. I’ll definitely be entertaining with fresh hummus in the future!

About the Author:

Sarah Ellis usually writes about handbags in her day job at HandbagHeaven.com, but her affinity towards anything food related has bred a love for cooking. She says she wouldn’t brag about her amazing abilities in the kitchen, but she certainly knows what tastes good and what’s easy! When she's not cooking with her husband, she spends her time accessorizing with fall and winter handbags and soaking up lots of Giada at Home on the food network!


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