Updated: Feb 23, 2020
I looooooove me some hummus. Honestly it's one of my favorite things to eat - and it's hands-down my favorite dip. Some garlicky, spicy-but-not-too-spicy hummus with warm toasted pita bread? That ranks up there for My Last Meal level of delicious!
There also are a lot of varieties of hummus that you can make - roasted red pepper hummus, beetroot-infused hummus, super-garlicky or super-spicy hummus...once again, it's up to you and your personal preference!
And best of all: hummus boasts a huge number of health benefits because it's a great source of many different nutrients, thanks to the wonderful chickpeas that serve as the base and the olive oil, lemon juice, and tahini that give it that extra dash of wonderful!
Please make this recipe. You deserve to eat something this delicious and good for you, and I promise you will not regret it!
1 can (400g) chickpeas in brine, drained
1 medium lemon
1 small clove of garlic, or 1 TBSP minced garlic
1 TBSP tahini
1 TBSP olive oil (extra virgin if possible, but if not that's totally fine!)
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 tsp chili flakes (if you like spicy food!)
1. Drain the can of chickpeas and pour into a blender.
2. Peel and add the garlic (if using a whole clove), or add 1 TBSP minced garlic to blender.
3. Add the tahini, a good squeeze of lemon juice, and the TBSP of olive oil.
4. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, then blend everything together. Make sure everything is blended into a smooth, creamy paste.
5. Dip your finger in to taste, and add more lemon juice/salt and pepper if needed.
6. Transfer dip to a nice big bowl, then serve with pita bread and some nice crunchy veggies like celery, carrots, bell peppers, cucumbers...whatever floats your boat!
Do you have any variations on hummus that you like to make?
What do you like to eat with hummus?