Friday, January 22, 2016

Lemony Garlicky Hummus

I love hummus. And since it’s so easy to make, I make a fresh batch at least once a week. It makes eating carrots, cucumbers, radishes, peppers, squash, and about any other veggie out there a delight.

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 
  • Salt 
  • Pepper
  • 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...

Be well,