Happy Tuesday readers! Today’s Tasty Tuesday recipe is homemade hummus. My fiance and I are trying our best to not buy processed foods and to make everything from scratch, so I made a batch for the week to have as a part of my lunch every day. It’s so good that I could literally put that sh*t on everything! :p
The recipe I chose to use comes from http://www.thekitchn.com. All the ingredients you need are:
- 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (about 2 cups drained, cooked chickpeas)
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons tahini
- 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice (from 1/2 lemon), plus more as needed
- 1 small clove garlic, coarsely chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
To prep the hummus, start by draining and washing your chickpeas. I choose to buy chickpeas in the can, so its easy to pour them into a strainer and rinse them in the sink.
Once you have your chickpeas drained and washed, combine all of the ingredients (chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper) in a food processor. In my recipe, I added the juice of a full lemon, as well as mixed in some cayenne and paprika. I love the taste of lemon and paprika with the tahini in the hummus!
Turn the food processor on low and let the hummus mix for 3-5 minutes, depending on the texture and consistency that you would like it to have. Once the hummus is done mixing, taste it to see if you should adjust the seasonings to your liking. Then, transfer the hummus into a bowl and serve!
I chose not to put olive oil on top of my hummus because I didn’t want to go over my servings for the day, but adding a little olive oil on top can make for both a pretty and scrumptious display!
And there you have it! This recipe is super simple, yet it’s often missed because of how easy it is to buy pre-made hummus at the store. Here’s to living out best and simply delicious lives. ❤