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How to Make Your Own Hummus

May 20, 2013

How to Make Your Own Hummus

How to Make Your Own Hummus

Sure there are many brands of prepared hummus to choose from on the market today. But you’re someone who likes to use fresh ingredients and add a personal touch to the dishes you serve.

 

Or maybe you just want to make your own hummus so you have the flavor you want.

 

Bring Out Your Food Processor
The first thing you’ll need is a food processor. Then, for a traditional hummus, get these ingredients ready:

 

1 clove garlic, peeled
1 (15 or 16 ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
1/4 cup well stirred tahini (sesame seed paste)
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt

 

Mince the garlic in your food processor. Add chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Process until well blended and almost smooth.

 

Taste it before you transfer it out of the food processor. Is it too dry? Add a little more olive oil. Is it too thick? Stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons of water.

 

That’s it! Easy, right? You’re now ready to serve a tasty, traditional hummus!

 

Place it in a serving bowl and, if you prefer, drizzle with additional olive oil or add pesto, nuts or other topping of choice. Then break out the New York Style® brand pita chips for a stellar appetizer or snack.

 

You don’t have to stop there though. Once you’ve made your own hummus, you can start experimenting with your favorite flavors. Like roasted red peppers? Add about ½ cup (or more to taste) to the recipe above.

 

Add more garlic. Use rosemary-infused olive oil. Try sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, and more. Experiment and really make it your own, but don’t forget to pick up New York Style Pita Chips as the perfect dipping companion.