This Traditional Hummus recipe is so good and easy to make, that you can forget picking some up from the store this week!
Do you like hummus? We love hummus in our household. In fact, Kevin is known to eat an entire container in one sitting. #honest
Until recently we had resorted to buying the extra large container at Sam’s Club because we would go through it so quickly. With it costing anywhere from $2.99-$5.99 per container, it’s an expensive item to eat in one sitting. That’s when I decided I needed to see about making it from scratch.
Who would have known it was so easy to do?
With just a few ingredients and a food processor, you can have homemade hummus in a matter of minutes!
Now, I will say that tahini, the ingredient which gives hummus that creamy quality and tangy, almost peanut butter-like taste, is not cheap. I got our container for $5.99. However, it will last you a long time, so it’s definitely worth the purchase in my opinion.
It’s really easy to make too! After draining the garbanzo beans (save the liquid!) simply add them, along with some tahini, garlic and lemon juice processor. Process until the mixture is well blended. Then slowly add some of the reserved liquid from the garbanzo beans. I used 1/4 cup plus an additional 2 tablespoons, but you may want more or less based on your own personal preference. Taste and add salt, once again to your preference. I used almost 3/4 teaspoon.
We like to serve this traditional hummus with carrots or wheat crackers. If I’m serving some sort of Greek meal, it goes great with pita bread. Emily likes to eat it plain and since the beans are a good source of protein, I am a-okay with that!
Wasn’t that easy? Easy enough to save a few dollars at the grocery store and make at home, right? Even if you don’t make it all the time at home, now you at least have a great recipe if you want to 🙂 Enjoy!
- 1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained (liquid reserved)
- ¼ cup tahini (well stirred)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 Tbs lemon juice (about ½ lemon)
- ½ - ¾ tsp salt
- Combine drained garbanzos, tahini, garlic and lemon juice together a food processor and process until it's well combined.
- Slowly add ¼ cup of the reserved garbanzo bean liquid. If you want it smoother, slowly add more until it reaches your desired consistency. I used about ¼ cup + 2 Tbs.
- Taste and add salt, if needed. I used just over ½ tsp. If you're serving it with something salty, like crackers you may want less salt. If you're serving it with something like veggies or pita bread, you may want closer to ¾ tsp.
- Enjoy with pita bread, veggies, crackers or pretzels