Hummus Recipe - How Easy Can It Be?
Are you looking for an easy hummus recipe? Well quite frankly, I don't know of any difficult hummus recipes. Hummus is an easy, delicious, and nutritious bean dish.
I discovered, in researching the history of hummus, that "hummus" is simply the Arabic word for chickpea. To clarify, as some hummus recipes you find may call for garbanzo beans, garbanzo is the Spanish word for chickpea.
What we generally mean by hummus actually refers to the Arabian hummus recipe called "hummus bi tahini." Hummus bi tahini is a chickpea paste made with tahini (sesame butter) and other flavor enhancing ingredients like lemon juice, garlic and olive oil.
Hummus is well known in the Middle East, but is also popular in India as well as the Mediterranean. There does not seem to be any consensus concerning its country or culture of origin.
Easy Hummus Recipe
Serves 6-8 as a dip or sandwich spread
Takes 15 to 20 minutes to make
*1 15 oz can chickpeas drained
2 cloves garlic minced
Juice of 1 lemon
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons tahini
2 Tablespoons virgin olive oil
Place all ingredients in your food processor with the S blade and puree to desired consistency. I generally add a little purified water to get a nice creamy consistency. Taste and adjust flavors to your individual liking.
For variety try adding ½ cup fresh parsley and ½ teaspoon cumin for a more Middle Eastern flavor.
Enjoy your easy hummus recipe as a dip for crackers or vegetables or as a spread for your veggie wrap.
*This easy hummus recipe can be made even more nutritious by using sprouted chickpeas. Simply substitute 2 cups sprouted chickpeas for the canned ones.