Hummus, The Return

Haven’t made hummus in awhile, so I returned to my generic hummus recipe, and thought I’d share.  I love hummus because it’s a great dip, yet is basically beans, so is quite nutritious.  I’ve served it with pita, tortillas (really), and baked slices of potato.

  • 2 cups beans (garbanzo)
  • 1/3 cup water (or broth)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

Toss everything in the blender and puree until smooth.  Chill and serve.

This is really a basic hummus recipe, so it’s nothing earth-shattering, but is a good basis to work from.  I’m still working to improve it, and am slightly limited as I have a mild allergy to sesame seeds (but not oil).  Thinking more garlic, olive oil, or cumin may be needed.

Suggestions welcome!

– Steven Savage

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