week 3: homemade hummus

As much as I love hummus I cannot believe it is something I’ve never attempted to make. Probably because it is so easy to pick it up pre-made from the grocery store. Now that I’ve made it and I know how delicious it is (it blows the store brand varieties out of the water) and how easy it is, I will never buy it again.

{ homemade hummus }

  • 3 cans (14.5 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped*
  • 1/2  lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • salt to taste
  • fresh basil or italian parsley, for garnish
  • 3-5 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Combine chickpeas with all ingredients, except water and olive oil, in a blender or food processor. Pulse until mixture becomes somewhat smooth and combined, but do not over mix. Add water as necessary to help blending. At the end, add olive oil and pulse no more than three times, just to incorporate. Pour mixture into a bowl and stir to ensure mixture is combined. Serve immediately with pita chips or refrigerate for up to three days in the fridge.

*I roasted my garlic, but you could use raw garlic. If you do decide to roast your garlic, the super easy instructions are below. I HIGHLY recommend it! It just enhanced the flavor of the hummus.

{ all the ingredients }

{ drain the chickpeas }

{ juice of half a lemon }

{ pulse ingredients in food processor }

{ roasted garlic }

  • head of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice off the top of a head of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in a baking pan and cover with foil. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Once the garlic has cooled, squeeze the bottom of the head of garlic and the roasted cloves should easily pop out. You can roast several heads of garlic at a time. Use in the hummus or mash them up and spread on a crusty baguette. Or spread over pizza crust before adding other ingredients. YUM!

{ slice off top of garlic }

{ drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper }

{ cover with foil }

{ delish! }

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