Make Your Own: Hummus

hummus

Sunday we hit up the Minneapolis Farmers Market. Boy was that place rocking! It’s such a cool place to be, knowing you’re surrounded by people who support and love local produce, honey, jams, baked goods, eggs, meat, etc.

If you live in the Mpls/St. Paul area, you need to check it out!

http://www.mplsfarmersmarket.com/FreshNews/

We picked up some delicious looking produce including zucchini (that we grilled last night, yum!), kale, lettuce, green onions, baby red potatoes, broccoli, and snap peas. All that with one fresh-squeezed lemonade and a bouquet of local flowers for only $25! Not a bad deal if you ask me. All locally grown and produced without harmful chemicals, my favorite!

So when we got home I was rearing to dig into some snap peas. And what’s better than snap peas with some homemade hummus?! Nothing, quite frankly.

Since I’ve started to make my own hummus I cannot believe I hadn’t been doing it earlier. It’s so ridiculously easy! I decided to start making my own as I can easily take down one of those little tubs (that cost somewhere between $3-4) in one sitting. Yes, I may have a slight obsession with hummus :)

Making your own is cheaper, and super quick! All you need is a food processor (we use our mini one).

Here’s how it works:

Ingredients:

1 15-ounce can garbanzo (chickpea) beans, drained

2-3 cloves garlic

1/4 cup tahini

1/4 cup lemon juice (about 1 medium-sized lemon, juiced)

2 TBSP olive oil

2 TBSP water

1 tsp ground cumin

salt, to taste

pepper, to taste

paprika, for garnish

Directions: 

Place garlic into food processor, process until minced

Add in tahini and lemon juice, run until smooth paste forms

Add in water and beans, incorporate oil as you process

Season with salt, pepper, and cumin

If mixture is too thick, add a little extra oil or water

When desired consistency reached, put into container for refrigeration.

Best eaten after refrigerated. Sprinkle with paprika before serving.

Enjoy!

 

hummus

 My delicious Sunday afternoon snack :)

Smooth and Creamy Hummus
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Delicious, smooth and creamy hummus recipe. Fast and easy!
Ingredients
  • 1 15-ounce can garbanzo (chickpea) beans, drained
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup lemon juice (about 1 medium-sized lemon, juiced)
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 TBSP water
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • paprika, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Place garlic into food processor, process until minced
  2. Add in tahini and lemon juice, run until smooth paste forms
  3. Add in water and beans, incorporate oil as you process
  4. Season with salt, pepper, and cumin
  5. If mixture is too thick, add a little extra oil or water
  6. When desired consistency reached, put into container for refrigeration.
  7. Best eaten after refrigerated. Sprinkle with paprika before serving.
  8. Enjoy!
Notes
Can add in chili sauce (such as Sriracha), roasted red peppers, jalapeños with cilantro, tomato and basil, canned artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, or any other of your add-ins to create your favorite hummus flavors!