Hummus is a middle eastern food, that is a combination of Chickpeas and Tahini. Tahini, a sesame seed paste, is the second most important ingredient in hummus.
I love hummus, you can add any herbs or veggies to change the flavor. You can also add spices if you like your hummus spicy.
For me, I prefer simple hummus with lemon, garlic, tahini and olive oil.
1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.
Place in serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus and pour another 1-2 tablespoon of olive oil.
Serve with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread.
Hummus can be refrigerated for up to 7 days and can be kept in the freezer for up to one month.
Have you prepared hummus before? If so, how do you prepare yours?