Super Simple Hummus


One of the easiest (and best) things to make with chickpeas is hummus. Hummus is incredibly versatile and you can flavor it with just about anything. Below is a very simple hummus recipe that can be used as a base. You can add just about anything to this base to make a more unique flavor – roasted red peppers, roast garlic, cumin, spices, herbs, or just about anything you can imagine.

Basic Hummus

  • 1 Can of chickpeas, drained
  • 1/4 cup Tahini
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon (more, if you like)
  • 1 Garlic clove, smashed
  • 1/8 cup Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Blend all of the above in a food processor until smooth.  Feel free to add more lemon juice, olive oil, or water to thin out the mixture if its too thick.  Serve in a bowl room temp or slightly chilled.  You can drizzle olive oil, sprinkle paprika, pine nuts, and/or parsley for serving.


Using the base recipe above, you can try some of these simple variations

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

  • Add 1 roasted red pepper (Roast it yourself, or jarred)

Thai Curry Hummus

  • Replace lemon in recipe above with 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon thai red curry paste
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk

Chipotle Hummus

  • Add 1 chipotle chili in adobo (more if you like heat)
  • Replace lemon in recipe above with 2 limes

Basil Hummus

  • Add 1 cup fresh basil

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