I actually made my own hummus! We're all nuts about hummus around here. Abby will eat it with a spoon. She'll even consent to eating vegetables if she can dip them in hummus. Geoff and I love to slather it on everything. Even Lizzy loves it! My mom brought over some homemade hummus for Lizzy's birthday a few weeks ago, and the four of us devoured an entire bowl in about ten minutes. And then I was determined that I needed to make my own. It's surprisingly easy, although it did take me a while to track down some tahini. For some reason, I couldn't find it at either of my usual grocery stores. Finally I found some last night (for eight freaking dollars!) and bought it. I'm hoping it lasts forever, because otherwise this homemade hummus thing is going to be short-lived. I browsed a bunch of recipes on Pinterest, and then just kind of combined them into my own simple recipe, and here it is:
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup tahini
1-2 tsp. crushed garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1-2 T olive oil
Combine all ingredients except olive oil in a food processor (or in my case, my Ninja) and pulse until combined. Add olive oil in a steady stream until desired consistency is reached (I added about a tablespoon to this batch). Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Serve with fresh vegetables and/or pita chips. Or smear it on your sandwich. Or just dip your finger in and have a good taste. You know, whatever sounds good to you.
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