My brother is a hummus lover and was always on me to try it. I don't know why, but I always thought I wouldn't like it, probably because I wasn't sure what hummus was. One day I finally decided I'd look up a recipe and give it a go. I ended up finding this recipe on Allrecipes.com by Chelsey that I adapted and tried and now give to you here. I found hummus to be super easy to make and actually very tasty (it reminded me a lot of the filling of a bean burrito, but cold instead of hot). It's also soy (if you use all soy-free ingredients), wheat, nut, fish, milk and egg-free. You can serve it with veggies, pita chips, pretzels - anything you like! If you like hummus and are looking for an easy, go-to version that is also very allergy friendly, you'll love this recipe!
1 (15 oz.) can of garbanzo beans, drained (Save the liquid! You'll use it in this recipe.)
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed or very finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
- Blend all ingredients except the reserved bean liquid in a food processor or blender until it begins to combine. (Note: Make sure you have your garlic chopped very fine or crushed well before adding it, especially if using a blender. It doesn't chop much more in the process, so you want it the size you wish it to be in the finished product before making your hummus.)
- Stream in the bean liquid a little at a time while you continue to blend the mixture until the desired consistency is reached. (Note: This should take about half the reserved liquid most of the time. You can make your hummus as creamy or as chunky as you like it, but most people enjoy a consistency closer to that of refried beans.)
Variations (Please keep your individual dietary needs in mind when using variations.):
- More garlic: If you really like garlic, you can increase the amount to 2 or even 3 cloves. I'd start with one and work my way up from there.
- Roasted garlic: If you prefer the taste of roasted garlic, feel free to use roasted garlic vs. raw in this recipe.
- Sesame oil: If you like the flavor of sesame oil, you can add a few drops to the recipe or more to taste.
Super easy, tasty and allergy-friendly, too! What's not to love?