The deliciousness of freshly whipped-up hummus is undeniable! Sure, the store bought stuff is a nice substitute in a pinch, but when you have the choice, treat yourself to this homemade version. Right away you’ll notice two things: first, it tastes amazingly fresh! Second, you’ll end up with about twice as much hummus than if you were to simply buy some.
So without further ado, here is my easy, go-to recipe for homemade hummus that can be made in ten minutes or less!
1. First, drain and rinse your garbanzo beans (aka: chickpeas)
2. Add all 8 ingredients to a food processor in the order they are listed and blend for one minute.
3. Next, scrape the sides of the bowl, add 2 tablespoons of water, and blend again for two minutes.
4. That’s all there is to it! Spoon out your fresh hummus into a storage container and place in the fridge until ready to eat.
If you want to make your hummus super special, just before serving, top it with a drizzle of olive oil and a good sprinkling of either za’atar or paprika. Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice that goes scrumptiously with hummus. I picked some up in Israel while on Jeff’s world tour a couple years ago, and we savored every spec until it was gone!
Rumor has it, by the way, that you can find za’atar in Trader Joe’s…
I hope you love this hummus as much as I do!
Garlicy Homemade Hummus
Makes about 1 ½ cups of hummus
- 15 oz. can Garbanzo Beans
- ¼ c. Tahini
- 2 T. Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp. Cumin
- ½ tsp. Salt
- 2 tsp. minsed Garlic (about 1 large clove) OR 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 3 T. Olive Oil
- ½ tsp. Sugar
- Optional Toppings: a little extra Olive Oil + Za’atar or Paprika