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RECIPE: Homemade Hummus

Calling all hummus lovers! Are you a roasted red pepper or pine nut groupie? Do you dip carrots and celery or pita chips? Regardless of the answer, you have surely been around the block trying different brands. But we invite you to try your OWN brand. Make it yourself. This homemade hummus is easy and creamy, with an essence of Mediterranean spices and tangy lemon.
Homemade Hummus

2_26_hummusadapted from Vegetable Literacy on Life with Lampnsofa

  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • juice of 1 1/2 fresh lemons
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

1. Add the chickpeas to a food processor with the fresh lemon juice and tahini. Puree until smooth.

2. Add in the garlic and spices. Puree again for about 20 seconds.

3. Drizzle in olive oil and process until combined.

That’s it! Taste and adjust, adding what you need! I ate mine with carrots and celery. This would also be delicious atop roasted eggplant.

-By Alexa Lampasona for the Food & More blog

4 comments Add your comment

Muffin

February 26th, 2014
12:43 pm

I LOVE HUMMUS! i have been making my own for years using the recipe from Nicola’s. I add a little cumin and sometimes some chili powder and it is wonderful.

Deanna

February 26th, 2014
12:56 pm

I roast a red pepper over the gas hot plate, and substitute a tablespoon or 2 of peanut butter for the tahini, as I always have the former in the fridge, but rarely the later.

Ziza

February 26th, 2014
3:58 pm

my friends and family love my hummus. i use all of the above and a dash of cayenne. sometimes i make it more lemony, sometimes more tahini-y. the BF likes it with fresh red pepper added. i like mine spicy. great with raw veggies or mini pitas or in a sandwhich with homemade olive tapenade. yum!

[...] RECIPE: Homemade Hummus Calling all hummus lovers! Are you a roasted red pepper or pine nut groupie? Do you dip carrots and celery or pita chips? Regardless of the answer, you have surely been around the block trying different brands. But we invite you to try your OWN brand. Read more on Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) [...]