Yield – 3 cups
Hummus is not a difficult recipe, and if you are a hummus eating family, making homemade saves money! Organic hummus can be made at home for about $1.50/cup compared to around $5.00/cup for store-bought. In addition, a home-cook controls the ingredients enabling use of sea salt instead of regular table salt and extra virgin olive oil instead of simply olive oil. Both replacements greatly enhance both the health and flavor of the hummus.
1 garlic cloves, peeled
1/3 cup tahini
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice (approx 2 lemons)
½ cup filtered water
½ tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
3 cups cooked chick peas
extra virgin olive oil, for garnish
Using a food processor, chop garlic until minced. To the garlic, add tahini, lemon juice, ½ cup of water, sea salt and cayenne, process until smooth and well combined.
Add cooked and drained chickpeas to the bowl of the food processor with the tahini mixture. Process well, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Once blended, process for one additional minute. The extra processing gives the hummus a fluffy texture. Serve immediately or chill. At service, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and serve with sliced vegetables or seed crackers.