The possibilities are endless when it comes to homemade hummus. This chickpea-based spread is simple to make and can easily be customized to fit your taste or the ingredients you have on hand. Once you have the basic method down, substitute your favorite beans, spices, and flavorings. Try this hummus recipe drizzled with olive oil, topped with wedges of hard-boiled egg, and sprinkled with a pinch of smoked paprika.
- 15 Ounces (one can) garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
- 15 Ounces (one can) small white beans, drained
- 5 Tablespoons tahini
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
- Olive oil
- Salt, to taste
Add the beans, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and cumin to the bowl of a food processor. Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil and pulse the ingredients a few times until a paste forms. Then, add more olive oil (a tablespoon at time), pulsing a few times after each addition until the desired consistency is reached.
Taste the hummus and add salt to taste.