- 2 cups cooked chickpeas, liquid reserved and set aside
- 1 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/3 Cup tahini
- 7-8 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp reserved chickpea liquid (or water)
- 4-8 drops of Tabasco sauce (amazing), to taste
- Olive oil, for drizzling
- Paprika, for garnish
Place all ingredients into a food processor (except the salt) and process until the hummus is coarsely pureed. Now add in salt gradually, stopping to taste as you go. I find the salt preference of hummus varies a lot by the person, so be sure to adjust it to your needs. Also, if you use unsalted chickpeas, you may need more salt. Scoop into a bowl and drizzle with a good quality olive oil and garnish with paprika. Makes about 2 cups and lasts for about 4-5 days in the fridge in a sealed container.
One thing I love about homemade hummus is that it is so quick and easy to make!
It literally takes just 5 minutes before you are stuffing your face in hummus glory.
The original recipe calls for 4 cloves of garlic, so I tried that out yesterday and it was way too garlicky for my liking. Two cloves is perfect for me!
I also had to cut down the salt as my canned chickpeas were salted.
After a few adjustments, the result was a creamy and smooth hummus with the perfect consistency.
Dare I say this was better than my favourite Fontaine Sante store bought hummus? Yes, I think I do.
I looked at my mom and said, ‘I will never buy store bought hummus again.’
Don’t forget to drizzle on olive oil and a sprinkle of Paprika. This truly makes the hummus pop and gives it that smooth, buttery quality going down.
The recipe makes about 2 cups and provides a quick and easy lunch spread for wraps, sandwiches, crackers, and veggies.
Or you can just spoon feed yourself straight from the food processor as you stand there in your hummus ecstasy.
Not that I have done that or anything…