I have been trying to find the perfect homemade hummus recipe for a while. I like my hummus to be light on the lemon and heavy on the garlic and I have yet to find that perfect balance, however with a little tweaking here and there I have stumbled upon a recipe that will get me by in the meantime.
You will need:
- 1 can of garbonzo beans drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/3 cup tahini
- dash of salt to taste
- 1-2 cloves of garlic minced and/or roasted (I use more than this to really make it garlic ridden)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon parsley ( I use dried from my garden but you can use whatever)
- 2 tablespoons of water (use what you need)
in a food processor blend the garlic and garbonzo beans together until chopped up well. Add in the tahini and blend well. add in the lemon juice and dash of salt and blend well. Add in water carefully to get your desired consistency. If you are serving your hummus right away then you can plate it and drizzle the olive oil and parsley flakes on top. If you are making it to store then you can go ahead and blend in the olive oil and the parsley one last time through the food processor until it is creamy and smooth.
I like to bake some cut up flour tortillas sprayed with cooking spray at 400 degrees for 4-5 minutes on each side and then I use them as the fancy little boat that sails the hummus into my mouth ;)
The great thing about hummus is that by tweaking one or two ingredients and/or adding in random things (ie kalamata olives or feta cheese) you can make it your own. Eat up!