Simple Homemade Hummus

For this lovely, wintery #SnackSaturday I’m going to share my recipe for my first time making hummus!  Hummus is an insanely healthy, protein packed, and delicious snack that will hold you over for hours, but store bought hummus is loaded with all these random preservatives and additives and not to mention, completely unnecessary.  Hummus is SO easy to make at home and takes no time whatsoever, so there’s really no reason why you shouldn’t make batches at home!

The great thing about hummus is it’s so versatile.  It can go great on salads, sandwiches, or just by itself with some pita bread or veggies.  Also, you can add in basically anything that you have that may taste good like a chipotle, roasted red peppers, and fresh herbs.  I had some fresh herbs in the fridge so I added in some rosemary and thyme, and it was just phenomenal.  I completed my healthy snack with some fresh veggies and had it over the next few days.

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Simple Hummus with Fresh Herbs (serves 4)

Ingredients:

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp tahini paste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Water
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp fresh herbs of your choice (like rosemary, thyme, basil)

Directions:

In a small sauce pan heat the olive oil over medium heat.  Add in the fresh herbs and sauté for 30 seconds for the herbs to incorporate in the oil and release their fragrance.  In a food processor, add the remaining ingredients except water.  Puree, and add in water tablespoon by tablespoon until the hummus reaches the desired consistency.  Add in the olive oil with herbs and pulse the food processor a couple times until roughly incorporated.  Serve in a small dish with vegetables and pita.

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