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Classic Homemade Hummus

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I have a crazy confession to make. Well maybe not a confession per se, but an admission of how incredibly strange my food tastes are. I have never hidden the fact that I do not like spicy food. My taste buds can handle about as much spice as a typical five year old…when we are talking about spices and chile peppers. But when it comes to garlic, the spicier the better! How does that make any sense? This Classic Homemade Hummus puts this theory to the test…..

This thick and creamy Classic Homemade Hummus beats any store-bought version | cookingwithcurls.com

I used 2 large cloves of fresh garlic to make this Classic Homemade Hummus, and I even added a bit of cayenne for added depth of flavor…and it doesn’t faze me one bit. But 1/4th of a fresh jalapeno in my Blender Salsa, and you would have thought I used Habanero peppers!!

So what does this mean? It means that you need to think about your own taste preferences and tolerance of garlic when making this Classic Homemade Hummus, LOL

How to make Classic Homemade Hummus:

Drain, rinse, and remove the loose skins from the chickpeas. If you shake them around in a wire mesh strainer, the skins fall off by themselves. 😉

Place the chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cayenne, salt and pepper in a blender canister…..

Classic Homemade Hummus puree cookingwithcurls.com

This is when you need to decide how much garlic you can handle….I mean like. 😉 You can always start with one clove, taste it, and add the second one if it needs more flavor.

Puree to combine. Gradually add hot water until you reach your desired consistency. Taste for seasoning, and serve garnished with toasted pine nuts and paprika…..

Classic Homemade Hummus | cookingwithcurls.com

This Classic Homemade Hummus is perfect served with pita chips, sliced vegetables, or as a spread on a sandwich. So yummy!!

Notes:

  • This hummus starts out very thick. As you add the water, you will notice that the blender runs smoother or may even speed up.
  • Puree as much or as little as you like. I like extra smooth, so I hit the Puree button 2 or 3 times. Yes, I do use the AutoiQ Boost function.
  • I added the pine nuts as a garnish, because the store-bought version has them…and I like them. Feel free to skip them if you wish.
  • I also drizzled my hummus with olive oil and sprinkled on chopped Italian parsley, but those are optional as well.

I have tried to make hummus in the past, but my old blender just couldn’t get it smooth enough…so I gave up. But after all the recalls on the store-bought stuff, I knew it was time to give my Ninja a smoothness test. It passed with flying colors!!! This is the one I have, and I love it! {affiliate link}

More delicious dip recipes:

Greek Eggplant Dip {Melitzanosalata}

Spinach Dip

Simple Seafood Artichoke Dip

Cucumber and Yogurt Dip {Tzatziki}

Queso Blanco Dip

Southwest Black Bean Dip

Enjoy!!

This thick and creamy Classic Homemade Hummus spread out across a large off-white plate topped with pine nuts, paprika and olive oil surrounded by pita chips

Classic Homemade Hummus

This Classic Homemade Hummus is so good, you won't ever need to buy store-bought again! It's thick and creamy, and really simple to make!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: chick peas, dip, appetizer, olive oil, tahini, recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 15 ounce can chickpeas/garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • cup tahini
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • sea salt and peper to taste
  • 4 Tablespoons hot water
  • toasted pine nuts and paprika to garnish

Instructions

  • Drain, rinse, and remove the loose skins from the chickpeas.
  • Place the chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cayenne, salt and pepper in a blender canister. Puree to combine.
  • Gradually add hot water until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Taste for seasoning, and serve garnished with toasted pine nuts and paprika.

Nutrition

Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg

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