In an ideal world, I would cook my own chickpeas. It’s really simple but, to be honest, I often use canned chickpeas (I do make sure to rinse the beans really well under running water).
Here is a super simple, yet flavorful hummus recipe.
Lemony Garlicky Hummus
- 1 can organic chickpeas, very well rinsed
- 1 - 2 garlic cloves (one clove delivers quite the punch, so start with one and see if you really want to make it more garlicky…)
- Juice of one lemon
- 2 - 4 T olive oil
- 1 - 4 T water (add 1 T first and then add more if the hummus is too thick)
- Process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth, adding more water and/or oil as necessary.
Questions: Do you like hummus? If so, do you make your own? What are your favorite flavors to add to hummus? Recently, I have been enjoying beets in my hummus. I’ll share a beet hummus recipe next week. Do you cook your own chickpeas? Sometimes… I really should do it more often...