Saturday, November 26, 2016

Best Hummus Ever

This is the best hummus ever. Blends up super duper creamy, and you barely need any olive oil to create the creamy texture we all love from store bought hummus. The spices are just how I prefer my hummus, modify them to your tastes.

1 cup dry chickpeas, soaked overnight and drained
1/3 cup tahini
2 tbsp olive oil, optional
Juice from 1 fresh lemon (1/3 cup)
4 garlic cloves, peeled
1 tsp salt
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1-2 tsp cumin
1/2 tbsp paprika
1/2 -1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp smoked paprika

1. Place soaked chickpeas and 1 tbsp baking soda in a pot, and cover with water to cover 1 inch above the chickpeas. Boil for 1-2 hours, watching for foam and skimming off. Chickpeas should be falling apart when they are done.
2. Drain chickpeas into a strainer or colander, and let the water drain for 5-10 minutes.
3. Pour drained chickpeas and remaining ingredients into a good processor or strong blender, and process until smooth. Taste and adjust spices as desired.
4. Serve and enjoy!