When I first figured out how to make my own hummus, I could not believe how easy and fast it was. With just a few simple tricks, you can make a big bowl of creamy smooth hummus that is much better than anything found at the store. Scoop your hummus with mini red-yellow-orange sweet peppers, cucumber slices, and toasted pita triangles.
Add PURE Unflavored Whey Protein Isolate for a big boost of protein – 1/2 cup PURE adds 40 grams clean protein and won’t change the flavor or texture of your delicious hummus.
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, about 2 lemons
- 1/4 cup tahini, sesame paste (or use natural peanut butter as a non-traditional substitute)
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- One, 16-ounce can chickpeas, drained
- 1/2 cup PURE Unflavored Whey Protein Isolate
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Add the lemon juice and tahini to the food processor and process until thick and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides, add the garlic, salt and cumin – process an additional 1 minute.
Add 1/2 of the chickpeas to the mixture in food processor and process until very smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Scrape down sides; add the remaining chickpeas and the PURE – process until silky smooth – adding 2 to 3 tablespoons warm water, a little at a time, to bring hummus to the desired consistency.
Scrape into a bowl, make a shallow well in the center, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika.