I don’t know when my affinity for hummus began but I must say that it is a favorite. I really enjoyed particular kinds of hummus from the store that were made with olive oil. But it was very hard to find those particular products and they were expensive. So I decided one day to make hummus myself. I looked up a recipe online and followed it as closely as I could. There were one or two differences so I guess I made it my own.
If you would like to enjoy homemade hummus I would try this simple recipe and see how it goes. If it seem like too much work or that it takes too long, don’t worry, the more often you make it the quicker you will get and after a while you will make little tweaks of your own that make it even more wonderful in your opinion.
Here are the ingredients for my (Jason) simple hummus recipe:
- 2 cups of prepared garbanzo beans (about 1 cup dry or 2 cans)
- 1 cup of water (more or less for desired thickness)
- 1/2 cup tahaini
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons Himalayan salt or sea salt
- 3/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1 clove garlic (chopped or pressed – whole if needed)
Put it all together and blend it. The longer you blend the more smooth it should get.
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