Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Recipes: Super Easy Hummus

This was my first attempt at making my own hummus to entertain some guests with, and I think it turned out pretty good. Its super quick, super cheap, and homemade is always better than store bought in my opinion. Next time I'm going to try blending in sun dried tomatoes, olives, black beans or pesto... options are limitless!


  • 2 cans of garbanzo beans
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Fresh Clove(s) of Garlic
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Salt or Bragg's and Pepper to taste

  • OPTIONAL: Jalapeno, Sun Dried Tomato, Olives, Black Beans etc...
  • OPTIONAL: Parsley, basil, chives, cilantro or herb of choice... for added flavor.

  • Place a raw (or roasted) clove of garlic in the bottom of a blender or food processor. Add more if you like your hummus really garlicky.
  • Add your cans of Garbanzo beans (drained, but save the liquid- I set mine aside in a tea cup)
  • Juice half of one lemon and add to blender
  • Drizzle some EVOO over your beans, I probably added about 3 tablespoons
  • Salt and Pepper to taste (I like using Bragg's Liquid Aminos for my salt)
  • Add any other optional ingredients of your choice. I added parsley.
  • Blend on low, and drizzle Garbanzo bean liquid through the top until you've reached desired thickness/consistency.
  • Taste test, and add more salt or pepper, lemon juice, spice, or herbs until it suites your needs.
  • Serve immediately, or store in the fridge.

Hummus is great for dips, on sandwiches (pictured above the next day), or as a topping for VnachosV!