I like to keep healthy snacks in the fridge. I find if I don’t have something readily available, I reach for junk food. This hummus recipe is one of my favourites. It’s so simple; all you need to do is throw the ingredients into a food processor and blend! You can store it for up to 5 days in an airtight container the fridge and use it for dipping veggies and pitas, spreading on sandwiches, salad dressings, or use it as an ingredient in your favourite recipes.
Not only is this recipe so easy to make, but it’s also budget-friendly. Hummus at my grocery store runs for about $4 to $6, while a can of chickpeas is about $1. The rest of the ingredients I usually have in my pantry. Save yourself the money and preservatives and make it yourself!
If you’re looking for a good food processor, this is the one that I use.
The staple ingredients in this hummus are:
Chickpeas: Chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, are full of nutritional benefits. They’re high in fiber, antioxidants, folate, and plant-based protein. Chickpeas are known to promote digestive and heart health, regulate blood sugar levels, and prevent diabetes. I used organic, no salt added, canned chickpeas in this recipe.
Tahini: Don’t skip this ingredient. It makes a huge difference in the resulting flavour. Most large supermarkets carry Tahini, but if you’re having a hard time finding it, here’s a link to a great brand on Amazon. Tahini is a ground sesame paste popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. It’s rich with antioxidants, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals.
Olive Oil: Olive oil really improves the texture of the hummus. It’s also full of healthy fats, vitamins, and antioxidants. I like to drizzle a little extra olive oil on my hummus after it’s finished.
Lemon Juice: Lemon juice add a layer of citrusy freshness. They also pack a healthy dose of Vitamin-C.
Spices: I like to use cumin for a little spice, and sumac, which has a bright, tangy flavour.
This is a sort of my base recipe for hummus, but it can be easily customized. Some of my favourite add ins are roasted garlic, red pepper puree, different nuts, seeds, and herbs… You can really get creative with it.
I hope you all enjoy this recipe! Let me know in the comments below.
- 15 oz can chickpeas
- ½ cup Tahini
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 3 tbsp Olive oil
- 2 cloves Garlic
- ½ tsp Sumac
- ½ tsp Cumin
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 2-3 tbsp water
- Combine all ingredients, except water, in food processor.
- Blend 5 minutes until smooth. Add water slowly while continuing to blend for another 1-2 minutes.
- Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, and a dash of sumac powder.