Homemade Garlic Hummus

Have you ever gone grocery shopping and thought to yourself, “I can totally make this”? 

Over the last couple of years, I’ve started to become more cognizant of the foods I have been buying. I try not to buy canned goods or frozen foods anymore because God only knows what kind of sorcery they put in it to make it have a shelf life of a thousand years. The thought of putting unknown ingredients in my body not only grosses me out, but it makes my body freak out.

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I have to be particular about the kinds of rice I eat and watch out for certain dairy products. For example, cheese. I have learned that any kind of processed cheese will immediately give me stomach issues. So, I try to make sure I am buying fresh off the block cheese and then I will shred it or slice it myself.

But all of that is another story. I was at the grocery store and was about to grab some hummus and thought, “I can do this!” I quickly went to Pinterest and found a bunch of different recipes and grabbed the necessary ingredients. I didn’t want to start off with anything too fancy, But if all went well the first time around, I was prepared to up my game.

IMG_0762Ingredients

  • 15 oz can of garbanzo beans
  • 1/3 cup of tahini sauce (purchased mine from Trader Joe’s)
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Half juice of a lemon
  • Paprika
  • 1/8 tsp Cumin
  • 4 tbsp of water
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash and rinse can of garbanzo beans and then pat dry.
  2. Pour beans, tahini paste, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and seasonings into your food processor.
  3. Process until very smooth and slowly add water one tablespoon at a time. Let it mix for about 1 – 2 minutes.
  4. Use plastic/silicon to scoop from processor. Add to a bowl and garnish with paprika and additional olive oil.
recipe via Pinterest

Note: Peel off the shells of each garbanzo bean before tossing into the food processor. Doing this will help create a very smooth mix of hummus. It takes about 10 minutes to go through all of them, but it is definitely worth it.

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This recipe is insanely easy and hard to mess up. You can definitely add a few additional ingredients to spice it up. Like jalapeños or sundried tomatoes! Tell me what kind of hummus you’d like to make below!

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