Hummus is one of my favorite ways to snack on fresh vegetables (it's a lot healthier than mayonnaise-based dips!). I usually just buy pre-made hummus at grocery stores but I decided to make my own today. It's super easy and much cheaper, not to mention it only takes seconds to make. I found tahini (sesame paste) in the kosher isle of QFC. The good thing about making your own hummus is that you can control what goes inside. If you like your hummus to be really creamy, you can add more olive oil. Make sure you adjust ingredients slowly though. It's a lot easier to add things than to remove them. I made plain hummus, but you can have fun with toppings. Toasted pine nuts, roasted peppers, and olives add great flavors.
1 16-oz can of chickpeas, drained
4 tbsp water
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp olive oil + more for garnish
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cumin
- Blend all the ingredients (except for paprika and extra oil) in the food processor until creamy and mixed.
- Drizzle some olive oil on top and garnish with paprika.