Hummus is a huge staple in our house. It’s creamy and flavorful, as well as rich in vitamins and fiber. There are many prepackaged variations sold at grocery stores, but it’s easy and inexpensive to make at home – and you can adjust the texture and flavor to fit your preference!
The basic ingredients of hummus are: chickpeas (garbanzo beans), olive oil, salt, garlic, lemon, and tahini. Tahini, a paste made from ground sesame seeds, is a key component to many Middle Eastern dishes, and a jar of this paste will last forever in your refrigerator. Serve with warm pita bread or chips, olives, vegetables, or use as a wrap and sandwich spread. Enjoy!
- 2 (15 oz) can chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans), drained, liquid reserved
- 3/4 cup jarred red roasted peppers
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 large lemon, juiced
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/2 tsp ground coriander
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp salt
- In a food processor, combine all the ingredients and puree until smooth. Pour in the reserved liquid from the canned chickpeas, and adjust to your desired consistency.
- Serve with pita bread or chips, with vegetables, or as a sandwich spread.
- For a smoother consistency, peel the skins off the chickpeas before putting in food processor.
- Fresh bell peppers can be placed under broiler for 5-6 minutes instead of using the jarred peppers.