Our Essential Hummus Recipe

A really good hummus recipe is a modern day essential.

When something has more than three uses and takes only a few minutes to prepare, for not a whole lot of money, we consider it an essential.  This hummus recipe is just that.  It’s great for everything from party boards, to basic pitas + hummus, vegetarian wraps and sandwiches, and super simple yet delicious deviled eggs, and that’s just the start.

The magic of hummus is that a few fairly humble ingredients – cooked garbanzo beans, the liquid they were packed in, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and a bit of cumin – are quickly and easily transformed into an absolutely luscious new ingredient.

Essential Hummus Recipe
Essential Hummus Recipe

Aside from a measuring cup or spoon and a bowl,  the only equipment needed to make hummus is a blender. And it doesn’t need to be a big powerful one! Hummus turns out equally perfect in our Ninja, Vitamix, Nutri-bullet and food processor.

Essential Hummus Recipe

Literally just toss in all the ingredients, blend, and voila! Scoop the hummus into a pretty bowl then a drizzle of olive oil, a few shakes of paprika and a sprig of parsley make it picture perfect.

Essential Hummus Recipe

Hummus Recipe

1 can / 15 oz. garbanzo beans, drained but reserve the liquid
1/4 cup liquid from garbanzo beans
3 tbsp. tahini
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 sprig fresh parsley

Place beans, liquid, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and cumin into a food processor and blend for about 1 minute.
Taste the mixture.
If it’s a bit too thick, add more reserved liquid or water and blend again.
Transfer to a serving bowl.
Just before serving, drizzle with olive oil, and top with a few dashes of paprika and chopped fresh parsley.

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