My Favorite App - Creamy, Homemade Hummus


Homemade hummus is the perfect go-to dip; rich, creamy and only 4 main ingredients - this will be your new favorite snack!

Homemade hummus is one of my favorite go-to dips; it's also one of the things that I used to be so intimidated by, until I realized there were only 4 main ingredients! Since I tried making it 5 or 6 years ago it has consistently been one of my favorite snacks. It's perfect with warm pita bread or crisp veggies, and it fills you up without making you feel bad, which I love.

I also love making hummus for dinner parties or parties in general, since it's a make ahead dip that stays fresh for at least a couple weeks, and it's so quick to whip up! You know how else you can serve it? With dinner! Try serving a nice scoop of hummus with some roasted veg (I love roasting broccoli and carrots), with some warm bread, and you've got yourself a good meal.

Want some extra protein? This hummus would work great in a pita wrap with some grilled chicken and veggies! So many different ways to enjoy, and I love having a healthier option to balance out all the comfort food and sweets that comes along with the holiday season that is quickly approaching 😊

Creamy, Homemade Hummus

Ingredients:

2 cups canned garbanzo beans, drained (save the liquid!)

1/3 cup tahini*

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 teaspoon salt

2 cloves garlic, halved

Olive oil, paprika, and fresh parsley, for serving

Directions:

1. Add the garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, salt, garlic, and a couple tablespoons of the reserved garbanzo bean liquid to a food processor or strong blender. Blend until you hit your desired consistency - I like mine as smooth as possible. Chill until ready to serve.

2. Once ready to serve, transfer mixture to a serving bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika and freshly chopped parsley.

Enjoy!

Notes:

1. The extra liquid from the canned garbanzo beans helps the hummus blend a bit more easily and helps ensure creamy hummus. Feel free to add more or less as needed.

2. Tahini is sesame seed paste, generally found in the international section of most large grocery stores (I normally find mine at WalMart or Sprouts).

3. Try adding sun-dried tomatoes or roasted red peppers to the blend for a nice twist on the classic!

Source: Adapted from Allrecipes

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