We all hum for hummus!
Okay, maybe that was a corny intro, but seriously, I can’t keep enough garbanzo beans in my pantry these days. I have been making a lot of dishes with garbanzo beans, like my Garbanzo Bean Salad which keeps nicely in the refrigerator, or my Sweet and Savory Couscous that is killer with some grilled chicken, and this hummus which my three-year-old and I developed a mid-afternoon craving for … about a year ago. It’s great that he loves his hummus and veggies but I think I’ve turned him into a snacking monster, like yours truly.
Roasted pepper hummus, greek hummus, jalapeño and cilantro hummus … these are a few of the fun flavors I enjoy, but the garlic hummus is definitely the most popular in my home. Hummus is made in a variety of ways, with different consistencies, flavors, and textures. You will find that this hummus recipe is somewhat of the middlemen of hummuses. It is not runny (yuck) nor is it super thick (blah). The texture isn’t chunky, nor is it too smooth. The garlic flavor and potency can be determined on an individual basis so it is easy to change it up! So without further ado, brought to you by popular demand, my infamous Garlic Hummus.
Prep time: 10 minutes / Chill time: 1 hour / Serves: 6
1 15oz can garbanzo beans
1/2 – 1 teaspoon garlic, crushed
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon, fresh squeezed
4 teaspoons tahini sauce
1 teaspoon salt, coarse
pepper to taste
1 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro, garnish
2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts, garnish
1/2 teaspoon paprika, garnish
- Fit metal blade attachment to your food processor.
- Pour garbanzo beans, your desired amount of crushed garlic, and freshly squeezed lemon juice into the processor; secure top and pulse several times.
- Remove top, scrape sides with rubber spatula, add tahini sauce, salt, and pepper and secure top once again.
- Process ingredients on high while slowly pouring olive oil through the removable lid on the top.
- Blend ingredients together until smooth, remove top, and spoon contents into a container with a air tight lid.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve. You should refrigerate at least one hour initially before serving.
- When ready to serve, spoon hummus into a serving dish, top with cilantro, pine nuts, paprika, and a drizzle of olive oil.
Hummus is great paired with a variety of foods, here are some of our favorites:
Naan bread, pita bread, chicken, fresh veggies, roasted veggies, lamb, couscous, sandwiches, wraps, and salads.