I’ve been meaning to make some homemade hummus for a while now, but I just hadn’t gotten around to doing it. But this Sunday, I was bored and I had all these pita chips and nothing to dip them in…..
So anyways, we got ourselves two cans of chickpeas (one labeled chickpeas, the other labeled garbanzos), warmed over the stove, with their liquid. Added to that is a half cup of tahini, juice of one lemon, half cup of olive oil, and salt, pepper and garlic to taste. The topping is cayenne pepper, chopped parsley, and more lemon and olive oil.
It was pretty awesome, BUT, it could be smoother. I don’t have an actual food processor. I used my chef’s pal (or some similar brand name) and there’s only so long my arms could crank the bugger. Still, the flavor was spot on, and much better than store bought. Also, warmed chickpeas = warm hummus, which is awesome.