Recipe - Garlic Hummus

Garlic hummus anyone? My friend gifted me a jar of tahini a little while back (I never seem to force myself to go out and buy some...), and I finally felt the urge/need to make hummus. It was mainly the need considering my parents had just bought pita chips earlier in the day. I love how simple it is to make. Enjoy!

Step 1: Ingredients (yields 1 cup hummus)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp water, cold
  • 1 1/2 cup chickpeas/garbanzo beans (drained if canned, cooked if dry)

Step 2: Prepping the beans
In a food processor or blender, combine the chickpeas/garbanzo beans with the crushed garlic. Pulse until it's a fairly smooth mixture.

Step 3: Finishing
Add in the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth. For presentation purposes, sometimes it's nice to sprinkle a little paprika on top. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!