You heard me complain when I made The Pioneer Woman’s salsa (yum, BTW) about my mini-sized food processor. WELL, problem solved! To reward myself for a pantry well organized, I bought myself a food processor!
I actually got a great deal on a Hamilton Beach food processor through Bed Bath & Beyond and it finally showed up at my doorstep!
TIP: If you see something online at Bed Bath & Beyond that they don’t carry in your local store, you can go to the store to order it and still use your 20% off coupons (which you can’t use if you order straight from online).
Lately I’ve been eating Sabra hummus like it’s going out of style, and really, whose budget can afford that? So I decided to make some homemade hummus to try out my new toy!
Basic Homemade Hummus
- 1 can chick peas, drained
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp water
- 5 Tbsp Tahini
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- dash of cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp dried parsley
First, mix the lemon juice, water, garlic, salt, cumin, cayenne and parsley in a small bowl.
Set aside while you fill your food processor with the chick peas, tahini and olive oil.
Process for about 2 minutes, then open and scrape down the sides.
Put the top back on the processor and turn on low while you slowly pour the lemon juice mixture in through the top.
After about 2 more minutes, your creation should be smooth and creamy. Don’t mind the finger swipe- every good chef tried their food! 😉
Transfer into a bowl and sprinkle with a bit more parsley for garnish.
For best results, stick it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to meld.
- This hummus is a very basic recipe. Punch it up with adding your favorite flavors- throw in some roasted red peppers, more garlic, added heat with more cayenne, sundried tomatoes, etc. Or get wild and throw in some avocado and cilantro- that ought to make it super creamy!
- For even creamier hummus, use dried chick peas. Soak them and remove their skins before putting into the food processor. I think it’s a great idea, but had no time for that *yay cans!*
What is your favorite hummus flavor?
Mine is usually supremely spicy, but roasted garlic has been tasting OH so good lately!