I was so excited when I went to my sister in law's house and she taught me how to make hummus myself. I love hummus! But at five bucks or more for a small container...eh, not so much. I realized I actually had most ingredients in my pantry except one...Tahini. Tahini is ground sesame and was about $6 for the container you see in this picture. It stores well in the fridge and you only use a tablespoon and a half per batch so it will last quite some time. I also keep chipotle peppers in the freezer individually frozen in a freezer baggie so I have those as well. You can make any kind of hummus you'd like, but I like something with a little kick.
1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained and liquid reserved
1/4 cup reserved liquid
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon Olive oil
1 chipotle pepper
2 cloves garlic minced
1 1/2 Tablespoons Tahini
salt and pepper (to taste)
1. Drain the chickpeas, reserving the liquid.
2. In a food processor, add all of the ingredients except the garlic.
3. Use a garlic press for the garlic, this way you wont have big chunks of garlic and it will be distributed more evenly.
4. Process for a few minutes until smooth.
5. If it's too thick, add a little more of the reserved liquid till it reaches your desired consistency.
6. Serve with pita bread, pita chips, veggies or whatever you desire. Enjoy!