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!
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?