This one is easy. I promise. Here’s what you need:
- 1 can of garbanzo beans
- 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of tahini paste (optional..it tastes great but isn’t absolutely necessary)
- 4 tablespoons of water
- 2 tablespoons of cumin
- 1 tablespoon of garlic
- 1 tablespoon of parsley
Ok, I’m going to be very honest with you. I’ve never measured all these ingredients. The best advice I can give you is to taste. Everyone likes different flavors in hummus. If you like it more tart, add more lemon juice. If you like it creamier, add more olive oil. If it’s too cakey, add more water. Make the hummus in these steps and add more of what you want when everything is in there.
- Put the beans in a colander and rinse them off with water.
- When the water has had a chance to drip off, put them in the processor bowl.
- Add lemon juice, water, garlic, tahini paste, and cumin.
- Put the lid on the processor and pour the olive juice into the pusher tube if it has a hole for even distribution.
- Process ingredients on high until smooth.
- Add the parsley.
- Process a little more.
- Taste it. If you like the way it tastes, then you’re done. If it “needs something,” add more garlic and cumin first. That’s where most of the flavor comes from.
- Put the hummus in a container and refrigerate. I spoon out individual servings to put in my lunch box.
Please leave a comment about your results. What do you like to add to hummus that isn’t included in this ingredient list?