Because it is super tasty, quite healthy, wicked versatile, and SO MUCH cheaper to make yourself then to buy at the store. A container that would cost you $5 at the store can probably be made for 75 cents at home…no kidding. Not a fan of chipotle peppers? Add more raw or roasted garlic, some sautèed and drained spinach, or how about jarred roasted red peppers? Fresh herbs are an easy add-in too as are toasted pine nuts, let your imagination run wild.
Not big on chips and crudité? Use it as a sandwich spread, it's awesome, or served alongside your favorite grilled meats as a slathering companion!
If you've never had hummus before you owe it to yourself to try some. This Middle-Eastern staple will become a fast favorite of yours if you just give it a chance…..promise.
- 2 - 15 ounce cans of chickpeas, one drained, one with liquid
- 1/4 cup tahini paste
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (plus more to taste)
- 1 large garlic clove, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 canned chipotle chilis in adobo (with seeds if you like it hot, seeded if you want it a bit milder)
- kosher salt to taste
- EVOO to drizzle on the finished hummus
- Toss all the ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth. Taste for seasoning, adding more chipotle pepper, salt, cumin, or lemon juice to suit your tastes. Add water (or some EVOO), a tablespoon at a time if you find the hummus too thick to be effectively processed in your blender.
- Serve with crudité for dipping, pita chips or corn chips. Drizzle with some EVOO and sprinkle with some Pimenton (smoked paprika) and crunchy salt when serving, if desired.