Here is a basic Hummus recipe that always hits the spot! I used Great Northern beans because I find they are softer and therefore give a creamier result, but I then added some Chickpeas to bulk it up. If you can’t find those around your area, this works just as well with only one can of Chickpeas…The spiced oil isn’t necessary but adds a nice zing, and makes your Hummus look more authentic. Enjoy with some raw veggie crudites, or some toasted Pita – good on Sandwiches too, instead of Mayo!
1 can Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 -2 cloves Garlic, minced (depending on size)
2 Tblsp. Olive Oil
3 Tblsp. Lemon Juice, fresh
1 Tblsp. Tahini (Sesame Paste)
1 tsp. Sea Salt
1 Tblsp. fresh Parsley, chopped
1/2 tsp. ground Cumin
1/2 tsp. Paprika
2 Tblsp. Water (if needed – depending on desired thickness)
– Add all ingredients (except water) into Food Processor/Blender and pulse until combined and smooth. If too thick, add water slowly while machine still running.
– Pour into bowl and refrigerate until needed. Before serving, drizzle with Spiced Oil.
1 -2 Tblsp. Olive Oil
1/4 tsp. Paprika
1/4 tsp. Cumin
dash of Cayenne
– Heat Oil in Pan and mix in spices until combined. Remove and drizzle over Hummus.