I have now unleashed a monster, and I can't stop making HUMMUS.
Please believe me when I tell you how AMAZING home made hummus tastes compared to store bought brands! Here's the recipe I use:
Basic Hummus Recipe
1 15 oz can of chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved
1/4 - 1/3 cup tahini
1/2 lemon, juiced.
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp chickpea liquid
1/2 tsp salt, corriander and cumin, or to taste
So, why so heavy on the tahini? My (ONLY) favorite store bought brand of hummus is SABRA. In an attempt to recreate this silky creamy goodness, I searched the web for a copycat recipe. I did not actually find one, but I read somewhere that the Sabra brand uses more tahini than most other brands, and that could possibly be the reason why I love it so!
So... add the above list of ingredients to your food processor and blend, blend, BLEND... scraping the sides down as you go. If the tahini-ness scares you, feel free to start off with maybe 2 TBSP- 1/4 cup of tahini, and taste as you go.
Once you get the basic hummus recipe down, you can experiment with all sorts of flavors:
Add one roasted red pepper:
|Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (bad pic)!|
|Scallion & Cilantro Hummus|
|SPICY - Red Pepper and Jalapeno!|