So I love hummus. I don’t love paying for it. It’s very easy to make, cheaper to make it yourself and I think it tastes much better than anything I’ve bought.
There are so many variations on hummus. Here’s how to make a basic hummus. You know what you like, so build on it from there.
1 cup Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
3 cups of water or vegetable or chicken stock
Herbs of your choice
2 cloves of garlic
Either soak your beans overnight (8 hours) in cold water or do a quick soak (bring to boil and let sit for one hour).
Rinse beans and cook for at least one hour in 3 cups water, chicken stock or vegetable stock with herbs of choice.
Let beans cool a bit and then place into food processor
Process and add olive oil until smooth and it has reached the desired texture.
Now for variations:
I have roasted vegetables (onions, red peppers, carrots) and popped them into the food processor along with the beans. YUMMY
I have put hot peppers (jalapeno, cayenne, etc) in the food processor with the beans. YUMMY.
I have added just roasted garlic and it was equally YUMMY.