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Hummus is a creamy, flavorful dip made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine and enjoyed worldwide for its versatility and taste. Making hummus at home allows you to customize the flavors to your liking and enjoy it fresh anytime.
1 can (15 oz / 425 g) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup (60 ml) tahini
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp (45 ml) fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp (30 ml) extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin
Salt, to taste
Water, as needed
In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, and a pinch of salt. Process the mixture until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. If the hummus is too thick, gradually add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until reaching your desired consistency. Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt or lemon juice if needed. Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with a pinch of cumin or paprika for garnish.
Serve the homemade hummus with fresh vegetables, pita bread, or use it as a spread in sandwiches and wraps. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Making hummus at home is simple and allows you to enjoy this delicious and nutritious dip anytime. Whether you're snacking with veggies or spreading it on your favorite sandwich, homemade hummus adds a burst of flavor to any dish.