I have made my own hummus for some time now. For one reason or another I have not gotten around to putting it up on my blog and it is one of the most requested recipes people ask me for! Well wait no more! The main reason it has taken so long for me to get around to hummus is because I really wanted to post it with another recipe of my own for dipping / spreading / serving.. you get the idea. Well I still haven’t actually gotten to this point but I have tried out plenty of others’ recipes! I chose to highlight Oh She Glow’s Endurance Crackers with my hummus because they taste so amazing together! I remember wanting to make Angela’s crackers as soon as they came across my feed reader, about a year ago! I know, I obviously don’t get around to things quickly!

These crackers are absolutely not for the birds folks! I made a few minor adjustments to the recipe to accommodate the tastes I was looking for and I really couldn’t be more pleased! I honestly don’t think I will ever buy crackers in the store again! Not with these babies lying around. They were so easy to make and they are packed with nutrients! I followed the recipe pretty much exactly for the crackers. I did add flax seeds and cayenne pepper to mine though. The cayenne gave them the perfect kick! I made a second batch a few days after these (yes I ate them THAT quickly) and I added rosemary and thyme – awesome as well! I think I enjoyed te cayenne a tad more though, they paired better with my hummus recipe. As far as hummus goes, I have a “go-to” base that I consistently use and it can be modified from there depending on what kind of flavors you like in yours. You can add pine nuts, red pepper, garlic, spice, etc. The possibilities are endless. I did try Trader Joe’s cilantro hummus not too long ago though and that is now on my list of things to recreate. As you can see, I made a LOT of hummus! And guess what… it was gone in less than a week. It’s safe to say I have a serious addiction.

Homemade Hummus

Print, Email, Share or Text this recipe Makes approximately 4 cups Ingredients:

  • 2 cans gorbanzo beans (chickpeas), liquid reserved
  • 1/2 cup liquid from drained beans
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • spices you wish to use – my fave is cayenne (go figure)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice, approx 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions: Drain the liquid from two cans of gorbazo beans, reserving 1/2 cup of the liquid. If you use home cooked beans, 1/2 cup water will work as well. Place beans and garlic into blender and pulse a few times to break up the beans. Add liquid and tahini and blend on high until well mixed. Add lemon, salt, pepper, cayenne (if using), and any other spices you wish. Turn blender back on, slowly add EVOO to the mixture while it is still blending. If you think you need more oil, add a little more. The desired amount is really up to you! That’s it! Making hummus really could not be more simple. Store in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks. It should be good for that long… I honestly don’t know though, mine have never made it that long ;)

Hummus can be used in so many ways. I love adding it to wraps and salads primarily … and now eating it with these awesome crackers! My co-workers have been joking around with me about my crackers looking like bird food. They might be right, but these crackers are definitely NOT for the birds ;) but I do bet the birds would love to get their hands on these babies! Oh and hummus is good with carrots too, duh! Not only is it delicious it is actually very good for you as well. Sesame seeds, the main ingredient in tahini is packed full of natural omegas and gorbanzo beans are full of protein. The endurance “seedy not for the bird crackers” are packed full of both of these essential nutrients as well!

What is your favorite way to make hummus?

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