Hummus is one of my all time favorite snack foods, and it is one of those things that is really and truly better homemade. Kind of like cookies. You know how you can taste the difference between a processed cookie out of a bag and a freshly baked homemade cookie? I taste the same difference with hummus.
Store bought hummus is “processed tasting”, if that makes any sense. It’s also pretty expensive at around four dollars a container. All of these ingredients I keep in my pantry all of the time, and combined this costs me WAY less than 4 dollars to make.
This is a basic hummus recipe that you can tweak to make your own with some different seasonings or add ins. I’m the type of person who NEEDS some spice to my hummus, but if you don’t like spicy food, skip the cayenne and add a little more garlic!
Use this as a dip for vegetables or pita, instead of mayo on a sandwich or wrap, or try my Mediterranean Buddha Bowl that is topped with this very hummus!
Simple Homemade Hummus
1 can garbanzo beans w/ half the juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon tahini
1/2 tsp garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp paprika
1. Add all ingredients to blender or food processor. Blend on high until completely smooth.
2. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate.