Humus is a healthy dip/spread that can be easily made at home from scratch.
Prep Time 5minutes
Total Time 10minutes
1 1/2CupCooked ChickpeasI Can
1/4CupTahini See Notes
2TbspExtra Virgin Olive Oil More for serving
3/4 TspFine Sea Salt To Taste
Drain the garbanzo beans and reserve ¼ C of the cooking liquid. Skin the beans if you are looking for smooth and fluffy hummus.Add tahini, juice of half fresh lemon and a pinch of salt to the food processor. Process for a minute until creamy. Add the drained chickpeas, chopped garlic, cumin, and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Process a few times until the mix turns smooth and no chunky bits remain. Add 1 to 2 tbsp of the chickpea liquid to keep the blender moving smoothly. Taste and add more salt and lemon as needed.
Transfer to a serving plate. Smooth the top. Drizzle the remaining olive oil on top of the spread and sprinkle paprika.
Use canned or home cooked chick peas /garbanzo beans
Tahini is sesame paste readily available in international/Mediterranean sections of the grocery store. Check the blog for quick home made tahini.