Homemade Hummus Recipe
Make Hummus and Save Money
I love my homemade hummus recipe. If you've never tried hummus, Merriam-Webster defines hummus thusly:
n. a paste of pureed chickpeas usually mixed with sesame oil or sesame paste and eaten as a dip or sandwich spread
So, basically, hummus is simply cooked chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, that have been ground to a pulp with some wonderful goodies added in for flavor. Hummus is a wonderful spread on bread or crackers or can even be eaten as a dip.
I usually buy hummus, but today, even with it on sale, a small container was $1.99. I'm so tight I squeak, so I decided to try making my own hummus. I bought a can of garbanzo beans (no salt added) for 79 cents and added the rest of the ingredients from my cupboards. Check out my homemade hummus recipe below.
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My Homemade Hummus Recipe
Measurements are optional!
SInce this was my first attempt at making hummus, I got an idea of what to add by reading some online recipes. Then I proceeded to wing it. I added in some ingredients that sounded like they'd taste good together.
I recommend you try making your own version, adding spices that you like.
~ 1 can garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas)
~ juice of one lemon
~ 1 tablespoon tamari (or soy sauce works fine too)
~ 1 tablespoon olive oil
~ 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
~ 1/2 teaspoon sweet curry powder
Drain the garbanzo beans almost completely. Pour them into the blender with the remaining liquid.
Add the rest of the ingredients and blend for a couple of minutes until the hummus is the desired consistency. I like mine slightly chunky.
Taste it and then add more seasoning if needed.
Scoop into a bowl and pour 1/2 tablespoon olive oil over top. I've also bought hummus that has diced green olives on top. Now, that is delicious.
Eat right away or refrigerate covered in an airtight container. Keeps a few days.
Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood
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Make homemade hummus in your favorite flavor
Flavored hummus is a great way to break up the monotony by adding spices and chopped vegetables that you enjoy. Try these flavors in a batch of homemade hummus:
- Mexican (use cilantro, cumin, chili powder, and oregano for a spicy Mexican hummus)
- Italian (try several of these spices: oregano, basil, rosemary, sage, and fennel)
- Sweet and Nice (select some sweet spices like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and honey)
- Asian (typical Asian spices like ginger, curry, cinnamon, pepper, anise, and hot mustard combine for an Asian-inspired hummus)
- Greek hummus (add crumbled feta cheese, olives, olive oil, oregano, and thyme)
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