Homemade Hummus

Don't buy store hummus, make your own!

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Homemade Hummus

This recipe is better than any store-bought hummus…I promise!

Healthy homemade hummus is delicious and a great source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats! Plus, it’s easy to make with just a few simple ingredients: chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil. Just blend them until smooth and creamy, and voilà! You have a nutritious dip or spread perfect for snacking, entertaining, or meal prep.

What’s more, hummus is incredibly versatile and can be used in so many ways. For example:

As a dip for veggies, crackers, or pita bread
As a spread on sandwiches, wraps, or burgers
As a topping on salads, bowls, or pizzas
As a filling in stuffed peppers, mushrooms, or falafels
As a flavor enhancer in soups, stews, or casseroles

  • Author: Kim Nicholson

Ingredients

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2 cups canned chickpeas, drained (reserve liquid)

1 1/2 tsp kosher salt

6 garlic cloves,

1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)

2 lemons – juiced

1 T ice water

Tabasco sauce to taste

Instructions

Place all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend. Add the reserve chickpea liquid and ice water to achieve the texture of hummus you prefer.

Notes

This hummus recipe is so versatile that you can blend any of the following with the chickpeas to make variations:

  • Roasted garlic hummus: Cloves from 1 to 2 heads of roasted garlic
  • Roasted red pepper hummus: 3/4 cup roasted red peppers, drained and sliced into strips
  • Sun-dried tomatoes: 3/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, rinsed and drained (from one 6.7-ounce jar)
  • Kalamata olive hummus: 3/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • Drizzle olive oil on top
  • Kale hummus: add ½ cup of kale to the processor
  • Buffalo Sauce: substitute buffalo sauce instead of the tobacco sauce
  • Artichoke: add ¼ cup of marinated artichoke into the processor
  • Black bean, lime, and cilantro: ¼ cup black beans drained, 1 lime squeezed, and 2 T fresh cilantro

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