Homemade Hummus

Hummus is so healthy and delicious. It's popular in stores where you can find all sorts of flavors, but once you learn to make your own, you might never buy store-bought hummus ever again. Making your own means it's nice and fresh. Also it's far more cost effective. The prep time is easy- no cooking involved. All you need is a good blender.

I grew up eating a lot of Mediterranean cuisine- specifically Lebanese foods. So my taste for things like hummus is super picky. It has to be just right. There are lots of hummus recipes out there, and I suspect that may be because it's a dish you see across many regions, with each region having their own variations on many similar foods. So here is the Lebanese version of hummus! One of my prized recipes that until now I have only shared with close friends.

  • 4 Tbs. tahini (ground sesame paste)

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

  • 1 can organic chickpeas, rinsed well and drained

You can also add any other flavors you care to. Make it spicy, add spinach and artichoke hearts, you can even try roasting bell peppers and onion in a pan before adding them in. The variations are endless!

Any flavor you see in the store- you can make at home if you experiment with it.

I love to add a few strips of juicy Red Bell Pepper.

Combine all your ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Hummus is thick, so you may get an air pocket around the blades. Just give it a little stir to help it out, and then continue blending.

Hummus is traditionally served topped with a drizzle of olive oil, and often cumin, but you can have fun with trying anything you want.

Enjoy!

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