Hummus is a dip or spread, popular in the Middle East that typically consists of chickpeas or other beans, tahini, lemon juice, salt, olive oil and garlic. However, if you go to your local grocery store you will see several varieties. I've always bought classic hummus until I decided to try to make my own.
This recipe is super easy that I just had to share. I added sliced cucumbers, bell peppers, and carrots to eat with my hummus throughout the week, but feel free to add your own twist. Pita bread, pita chips, pretzels, crackers or any other veggie would taste great too!
What you will need:
1 can of chickpeas (15 oz), drained and rinsed
1/2 cup tahini (I used the Sprouts brand)
2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2-3 tbsps cold water, more if needed
Salt to taste
Ground paprika for garnishing
1.) Place rinsed chickpeas in a pot covered in hot water.
2.) Boil chickpeas on med/high heat for about 20 mins, then drain and rinse again with cold water.
3.) Mix everything (except paprika) in blender or food processor.
4.) Scoop out hummus and garnish with additional olive oil & paprika.
5. ) Refrigerate in air tight container for up to 4 days.
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