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My Go-to Humus Recipe, Easy to Remember

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:10 pm
by learn2turn
Four main ingredients trivially easy to remember ratios--

2 cans chickpeas. The brand can make a big difference in final texture. I like 365 Organic from Whole Foods and they are still only $1.29 can.
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup sesame tahini
1/4 cup olive oil
(I use a 1/4 cup measuring cup. Fill it twice with the lemon juice and once with others. You can go a bit heavier on the tahini and/or olive oil if you want it creamier.)

Seasoning I do always by taste--

2-3 cloves garlic
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Ground Cumin to taste

Then you can add any other spices you like; some ideas --

Cayenne pepper, pinch or two for a teeny bit of tang/heat.
Chili Powder
I like just a teeny tiny pinch of smoked paprika so that you barely know it's there.
Totally up to you at this point what flavors you may wish to add.

Put it all in the food processor and go whir for a spell until it's to the texture you like.

At the end you can add additions. I like canned roasted red peppers. I put a couple in at the end and just pulse the food processor until they are chopped up but not smooth.

You can make a large batch of humus for maybe a 1/3-1/4 the cost of buying it and you are using quality ingredients including olive oil (which is healthy) as opposed to junk oils (like soybean) which are not.