Hummus is one of those foods that is easy to pick up at a grocery store and not really give it a second thought. That’s what I did for a long time until I decided to explore Lebanese food a little more. Years ago, my family would get take-out from a local Lebanese deli and since then I have loved that food. Since I had been craving Lebanese food I decided to make my own version of the deli’s menu.
Hummus is so simple; I couldn’t believe I had never made it before! All you need is a blender or food processor, 2 cans of chickpeas, tahini, garlic and lemon juice. Tahini is just a paste of ground sesame seeds and can be found at asian stores or whole foods. Now that I have made hummus it would be tough to go back to store-bought!
- 30 oz chickpeas plus juice from one can reserved
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 2 lemons juice
- 3 or 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp red chili flakes
- 1/8 tsp cumin
- olive oil for drizzling
- dash paprika for garnish
In a blender or food processor, combine the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, chili flakes, salt, and cumin.
Gradually add in the reserved chickpea liquid, blending until smooth.