Hummus

HummusHummus is one of those things that is so simple and inexpensive to make, that I wonder why anyone with a food processor would pay $4 for an 8oz. tub of it at the market. You can make a big old batch of it for pennies at home, so get to it!

I know a lot of you already know how to make hummus. But there are a million different ways to make it and you may not know this way yet! Here is my family’s recipe.

1 15 oz. can garbanzo beans

juice of 1 lemon

3 cloves garlic

2 Tbsp. Tahini

1 Tbsp. olive oil

salt to taste

chopped parsley and paprika for garnish

When you open and drain the can of garbanzo beans, SAVE THE JUICE. Process the garlic in the food processor. Add the beans, lemon juice, olive oil and tahini. Process and slowly add the juice from the garbanzo beans until it gets to the right consistency. You may not need any juice, you may need it all. It just depends on the beans, the humidity, temperature, etc. Now add salt to taste. You’re done!

Just serve it up and garnish with chopped parsley and paprika plus a little olive oil on top if you like. My family serves hummus with pita bread and veggies for dipping. I like it with pita chips too.

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2 Responses to “Hummus”

  1. Janice Says:

    I have wanted a hummus recipe forever. And because it comes from you, I know this one will hit the spot. Paying the highway-robbery rates at Trader Joe’s has really cut into my enjoyment of the paltry little hummus tubs I’ve bought of late. Thank you!

    What, exactly, is in the tahini sauce?

    • lisapotato Says:

      Do NOT buy “tahini sauce”, make sure you buy tahini. Sometimes they have it at Trader Joes as “sesame paste”. It’s just ground up sesame seeds and it is the consistency of natural peanut butter, with oil on top. You have to stir it before using it. They even have it in the ethnic food section of Ralphs. Lately, my Trader Joes has not had it so I’ve had to get it elsewhere.

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