Do you like hummus?
I love hummus.
If you don’t like hummus than you may not have had homemade hummus.
I discovered hummus years ago when I was in college. There was this cart that sold falafel and hummus. Needless to say, I fell in love.
However, after college, I was never able to find a hummus that I loved as much. So, I researched and experimented and this is the absolutely delicious result. I could not believe how easy it was. It is not what some would consider authentic, but it is delicious. I am asked for this recipe all the time. I am now so happy to share it with you. The best part of this recipe is you can customize it. Put more garlic in, leave some lemon juice out, it doesn’t matter it is a very versatile dish. Oh and by the way I haven’t found a falafel I loved as much either….stay tuned!
1 can of chickpeas drained (reserve liquid)
1 garlic clove more if you like a lot of garlic
3-4 tablespoons of tahini
3-4 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of reserved liquid
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend. Blend until smooth Adjust ingredients to taste.
It is that easy, really! Serve with pita bread and veggies of your choice. For presentation purposes I drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika (as shown in the pictures). Enjoy!