A classic Middle Eastern dish, hummus is the perfect healthy dip or spread to serve as an appetizer or mid-day snack.
Usually paired with crackers or pita bread, hummus is a great source of protein and fiber. It’s also incredibly simple to make; all you need is a few ingredients and a blender or food processor.
This recipe also includes a trick to help make the hummus extra smooth, making it much easier to spread.
1 (15 ounce) can of chickpeas
1/4 cup of Organic Sesame Tahini Spread
1/4 cup of lemon juice
1 clove of garlic minced
1/2 tsp. of salt
2 to 3 tbsps. of ice cold water
1/2 tsp. of ground cumin
2 tbsps. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
- Drain and rinse chickpeas.
- In a food processor or blender, combine the Sesame Tahini and lemon juice and let blend for 1 minute. Scrape sides and bottom, then process for 30 more seconds.
- Add olive oil, minced garlic, cumin, and salt. Process for 30 seconds or until well blended.
- Add half of the chickpeas to processor or blender and blend for 1 minute. Then add remaining chickpeas and process until thick and smooth for 1 to 2 minutes.
- If hummus is still too thick or has bits of chickpeas, add 2 to 3 tbsps. of water until you reach a smooth consistency.
- Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and dash of paprika or other spice.
Store hummus in airtight container and refrigerate for up to one week.