Quick & Easy Hummus

final headerNOT A DESSERT, who’s surprised?!

I looove hummus. This might be due to the fact that until recently, I was pretty set in the belief that the Greeks invented hummus (turns out it’s Turkish.. oops), and in solidarity with my people I adopted it as one of my favourites. It still is, and I still refuse to eat store-bought hummus because this recipe is 10000000x better.

And I know that because this is my mother’s recipe, and those tend to be the best ones.
(PS: I converted my mother to a blogger as well, check ‘er out here)

I absolutely love hummus not only as an accompaniment to pita, carrots, pretzels, etc. but also as a spread instead of mayo in wraps or sandwiches. Try it with grilled chicken and arugula, it’s literally SO. DAMN. GOOD.

Just realised this post turned into a bit of an ode to hummus. Which, as far as food blog post stories go, isn’t actually the worst thing in the world (#relatable amirite ladies?!!?).

homemade hummus

HOMEMADE HUMMUS

You Will Need

  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • ~2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 15 oz. can of chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • a dash of cumin
  • salt & pepper
  • drizzle of water to thin


Directions

  1. Rinse the chickpeas well under cold water, then set aside.
  2. In an electric blender, puree the chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Add a drizzle of water. Process until fairly smooth, making sure to scrape down the sides of the blender.
  3. Slowly add in the olive oil in a stream, then blend until well combined.
  4. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving, or until your willpower runs out and you begin shoveling down the hummus with a spoon or other suitable hummus vessel.

hummus recipe

6 Comments

  1. Thanks for the recipe! I will have to try it since I am just discovering hummus!

  2. I only ever make my own hummus! SO much better, more, fun, endless flavor options, and the best….cheaper!

  3. Never made hummus before but this looks so simple and easy! It’s one of my fave things to eat and snack on 🙂

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