Are you a hummus fan? I am! I usually buy it at the store, but the other day I got a craving for hummus on my pita bread and decided to try to make it at home. Read: I was too lazy to drive to the store. If you are looking for a basic hummus recipe – try this one. Now that I know how easy it is to make hummus, I won’t be buying it anymore.
A lot of hummus recipes call for tahini. Honestly, I don’t even know what tahini is – I’m assuming it is a spice. The good news is that you can make great tasting basic hummus without tahini. The even better news is that it only takes a couple of minutes to whip up a batch of hummus with just a few basic ingredients.
Basic Hummus Recipe Easy
- 1 Can of Garbanzo Beans – 15 oz. (drained, reserve juice)
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt*
- 2 teaspoons Ground Cumin*
Place the garbanzo beans, lemon juice, salt, cumin and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. (Add small amounts of garbanzo bean juice as necessary for texture. I used about 1/4 of the reserved juice.) Transfer mixture to a serving bowl.
Serve with pita bread, pita chips, or fresh veggies for a healthy meal!
*Note: You will want to experiment with the amount of Salt and Cumin you use in your recipe. I like salt and cumin, so these amounts tasted good to me. You may like it less salty and cumin-ey.
Do you make or buy your hummus? Please feel free to share any tips and suggestions in the comments section.