Commonly asked questions:
What are the best vegetables to dip in this hummus?
It's hard for me to come up with a vegetable that isn't great to dip in this hummus. My favorites are- celery, carrots, cucumbers, and bell peppers. If you want a non-vegetable option, pita bread is absolutely amazing to dip in this hummus too.
If I don't have tahini, is there any substitute for it in this recipe?
Tahini is a VERY important part of any hummus so I would highly advise that you do your absolute best to find it. However, if you can't, you could try using Greek yogurt as a substitute for the tahini. If you are looking for a brand of tahini, I really like 365 Organic Tahini.
How long does this hummus last in the refrigerator?
After you make this hummus, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. To make it last the full 5 days, my suggestion is to set aside a bowl of undressed hummus- not dress it with olive oil, parsley, and paprika. When you are ready to eat it each day, then dress it with the oil, parsley, and paprika.
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- 1 15-ounce can chickpeas/garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- ¼ cup tahini
- 1 garlic clove roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ tsp salt
- 2-3 tbsp water
- Paprika and drizzle of olive oil for serving
- In a food processor or blender, combine the tahini, lemon juice, cumin and salt and process/blend for 1 minute. Scrape down sides of food processor/blender and process/blend for 30 more seconds.
- Next, add in the chickpeas and process/blend for 1 minute. Drizzle in olive oil while it is processing/blending.
- Scrape down sides and necessary and continue processing/blending for another minute or so, slowly adding water as needed until mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Add more salt to taste if needed and serve with a drizzle of olive oil and dash of paprika.
- If you've made too much (is there such a thing?), you can use your hummus as a pasta dressing, in wraps, as a spread for sandwiches/burgers, on toast, with shawarma, and more! Put it on everything and anything.
- Feel free to adjust the amount of garlic you use for this. As it's raw, it does have a bite to it.
- I suggest using ice cold water if possible.