|Homemade Hummus in 15 min.
I make this all the time because it's fast, easy, and wayyyyy better than store-bought, processed hummus. ...and I'm not a processed food snob. It's just a fact.
Here is my basic recipe. I free-hand it so you'll find your own groove and what things you prefer to add.
Hummus RecipeToss this in a bowl:
2 cans chick peas, drained (or substitute one with white beans)
RETAIN WATER FROM ONE CAN - set aside
1 tbl minced garlic
1-3 tbl tahini (depends on how much you like)
Lemon juice to taste (can subsitute lime or orange - or combine)
Drizzle of olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh herbs - we love cilantro or parsley
Dry herbs if you're slumming it and still want them
Dry pepper flakes
Paprika to top
Blend to desired consistency in food processor or blender adding retained water from beans as needed. Don't go overboard or it will become soupy and sad!
It tastes better to leave all this in the fridge for at least a few hours (24 hours best) but that doesn't really matter. My husband likes to eat it ASAP so I usually store a couple cans of beans in the fridge so at least it's chilled...