Hummus is store bought, right? Noooooo, people in the Middle East have been making creamy smooth wonderful hummus forever and its’ time you learned how to make your own too. Once you taste homemade, you can’t eat the stuff in the plastic anymore! Its also Fast… and Cheap. Normally attributes not available with Good.

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This is all you need to make the best hummus you have ever tasted. 1.  Two cups cooked chick peas (either simmer a bag of dried in water until soft or well drained canned)  2. half a lemon  3.  Two tablespoons tahini or sesame paste (or peanut butter in a bold unconventional move) 4.  Four garlic cloves  5. Olive oil

In bowl of food processor combine chick peas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic and 2 tablespoons olive oil – process until smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl. Process again, dribbling in 1/2 cup warm water until hummus is smooth and fluffy and spreadable – even silky. Add salt to taste – about 2 teaspoons. I like a drizzle of olive oil and a dusting of smoked paprika when I serve myself a bit to eat with a spoon or scoop with vegetables. All GOOD CARBS. Drop the Mic. Yum.

Homemade Hummus

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3 thoughts on “How to make Hummus!

  1. Becki says:

    Traditional Arabic cuisine does no use olive oil in the recipe, it is actually only a garnish. Instead, we use Arabic yogurt(Plain Greek if you can’t find Arabic) WE also serve with a sprinkle of Cumin on top. Cumin is a natural gas aid as well as for taste.

    • Alison Garcia says:

      Hi Becki! Thanks for the feedback and interesting information on the cuisine. That sounds marvelous!! -Alison

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