I love hummus!! It's so easy to make! Have you ever tried to make it at home? I know it is available at the grocery store too, but if you create your own, it doesn't have preservatives and it feels good to make the food you are eating. I always feel more accomplished when I create a recipe for my family too. I tend to order hummus for an appetizer at restaurants when we go out to eat. One day, I realized that I can probably create my own at home. Plus, when I eat it at home, I can create a whole tray of food to dip in the hummus. Here's my favorite hummus recipe! I hope you enjoy it!
2 cups canned garbanzo beans
3/4 cup cilantro
2 jalapenos (with or without seeds depending on how spicy you would like it to be)
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
5 cloves of garlic
6 tablespoons tahini
salt to taste
1. In a blender, blend the cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, olive oil, tahini and lemon juice. Blend until the ingredients create a smooth pureed mixture.
2. Add the salt and garbanzo beans and continue to blend until you have created a smooth paste. You can always add more olive oil or lemon juice to thin out your hummus.
3. Serve with your favorite pita chips or pita bread. I love to use carrots, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers and broccoli too!
Did you enjoy the hummus? Tell me about what your favorite food was to dip into the hummus! Tag @hbgcommunity and use the hashtags #hbgblog and #hbggirls.