Homemade Hummus

hummus recipe

Have you ever made a recipe that called for a tiny amount of fresh herbs, then wondered what to do with the extra?

This is the perfect time to make homemade hummus.  You don’t even need a recipe – just a basic formula – which can be altered depending on what herbs, beans, and flavorings you have at home.

Homemade Hummus

1 can rinsed and drained beans (garbanzo, white, black, Cannelini, etc.)

1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed butter) or any other nut butter

1 clove garlic (if you don’t have garlic, you can use chopped shallots or green onions)

Juice of 1 lemon

Large handful of fresh herbs (basil, parsley, mint, cilantro, arugula, spinach)

Drizzle of olive oil

Salt & pepper to taste

Optional additions: cumin, chili powder, paprika, sundried tomatoes – for flavor.  Avocado, plain yogurt, feta or goat cheese – for creaminess.  Salsa, vinegar, more citrus juice – for more tang/bite.

Just blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.  That’s it!

how do you make hummus

how do you make hummus

hummus recipe

Then it was creamy, smooth, and flavorful.  And I wasn’t the only one who thought so!

hummus recipe

hummus recipe

homemade hummus

Here’s how I made my hummus the other day…

Homemade Hummus

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked fresh garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • Dollop of plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp chipotle salsa
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic
  • Big handful of cilantro + a few mint leaves
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • Pinch each of chili powder & salt

Instructions

  1. Just blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. That’s it!

Notes

Optional additions: cumin, chili powder, paprika, sundried tomatoes – for flavor. Avocado, plain yogurt, feta or goat cheese – for creaminess. Salsa, vinegar, more citrus juice – for more tang/bite.

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  1. I remember the first time I–from the Midwest and completely unfamiliar with Middle Eastern food–tried hummus. I thought, “this stuff tastes like cigarette butts!” Seriously. I don’t know if the hummus got better or if my palette changed but now it’s my fifth food group. And I’m amazed that my 19-month old requests it at every meal. It’s a little scary what she will eat if it’s dipped in hummus. She loves it! And I couldn’t be happier. We were just talking about how can we start making it and avoiding the weekly refills at the grocery story. I’m going to try your recipe and use her second favorite food, yogurt, to add creaminess.