I love hummus! It can be used in so many ways and is so delicious. I usually eat it with cut up veggies as a snack but have also added it to salads, as a condiment on wraps and veggie burgers, a sauce for noodles, there’s endless ways to enjoy hummus.
It’s also full of all kinds of good for you nutrition. Not only are chickpeas packed with protein and fiber, they are high in iron, folate, phosphorus and B vitamins. Plus the lemon adds an antioxidant and immunity boost.
I added some fresh parsley to it since I’ve got plenty growing in my garden and it adds a lovely freshness to the hummus. So stop buying the store bought hummus that’s full of preservatives and enjoy the fresh, yummy taste of homemade!
3 cups organic canned chickpeas (BPA free can), drained
2 tbsp sesame tahini
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chickpea water
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 scallions, minced
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup parsley, minced
1 tsp sea salt
fresh ground black pepper
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
Adjust seasoning by adding more salt, pepper or lemon juice if needed.
Makes 2 1/2 cups.
You can add any other ingredients you’d like to personalize your hummus. Try some olives or artichokes (my fave!), or extra garlic and some red bell peppers or different herbs to change up the flavor. Just have fun with it and be creative.
How do you like your hummus? Do you have any tips or tricks?