How to Make Hummus (and make it your own!)

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How to make hummus (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
Hummus (Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Why anyone would spend $5 on hummus is beyond me. Why on Earth would you buy it, when you can make hummus at home in less than 5 minutes for about $2! So, let’s learn how to make hummus! What’s the plural of hummus anyway?  Is it hummuses…hummi??

 

Hummus is one of my favorite go-to quick recipes when guests are coming over…or just for myself on a Saturday afternoon…more for me! Yay!

 

In my personal opinion, hummus is the dip of the gods…it has everything! Creamy texture, spicy garlic, refreshing lemon juice, nutty tahini…Wait, tahini? What’s that? It’s one of the few ingredients in hummus that you won’t already have stocked in your Essential Pantry.

 

Tahini is a paste made of sesame seeds that’s an essential ingredient to any hummus. It’s also a common ingredient in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. You can find it in the grocery store, either near the peanut butter or in the health food section. Now, the cost of a can of tahini is about $5. But wait, you said this recipe is under $2?! Yes I did. That’s because one 15-oz can of tahini contains about 25 Tbsp, so each batch of hummus will cost you about 20 cents in tahini…and it will stay good in your fridge for months. And if you don’t eat hummus that often and wonder what to do with the rest of the tahini…check out this recipe at GimmeSomeOven for a Tahini Ranch Dressing.

 

Anyway, back to making hummus! As I promised, you’ll be able to make your own hummus in less than 5 minutes (and that includes chopping the ingredients!), so let’s get started.

Hummus - Ingredients (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
(Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Ingredients

  • 15-oz can chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), drained
  • ½ c olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp tahini
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp parsley, chopped 
  • 1 tsp salt

Additional Variation Ingredients

  • 1/2 c red bell pepper, roasted & chopped
  • 10 black olives

 

Place all ingredients in food processor and blend together until mixed well, about 10 seconds. Serve with pita chips, veggie chips, pretzels, carrots, celery, or anything else you like dipping! Enjoy!

How to make hummus - Mixing hummus ingredients in food processor (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
Mixing hummus ingredients in food processor (Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Variation Instructions

Slice 1/2 large red bell pepper and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with olive oil and bake at 400℉ for 20 minutes or until edges start browning. Let cool and then chop into small pieces. Add these chopped bell peppers and 10 black olives to the rest of the ingredients in the food processor, blend for about 10 seconds, and serve. Enjoy!

How to make hummus - Roasted Red Bell Pepper and Black Olive Hummus (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
Roasted Red Bell Pepper and Black Olive Hummus (Photo by Viana Boenzli)

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Hummus (Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Make this Creamy, Refreshing Dip & Be Ready for a Party in Less than 5 Minutes

Hummus is one of my favorite go-to quick recipes when guests are coming over...or just for myself on a Saturday afternoon. You can make it at home in less than 5 minutes for about $2!
Prep Time 3 mins
Mixing Time 1 min
Total Time 4 mins
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 15-oz can chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), drained
  • 1/2 c olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp tahini
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt

Additional Variation Ingredients

  • 1/2 c red bell pepper, roasted & chopped
  • 10 black olives

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients in food processor and blend together until mixed well, about 10 seconds. Serve with pita chips, veggie chips, pretzels, carrots, celery, or anything else you like dipping! Enjoy!

Variation Instructions

  • Slice 1/2 large red bell pepper and place on parchment-lined baking sheet.  Sprinkle with olive oil and bake at 400℉ for 20 minutes or until edges start browning.  Let cool and then chop into small pieces. Add these chopped bell peppers and 10 black olives to the rest of the ingredients in the food processor, blend for about 10 seconds, and serve.  Enjoy!

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