We really didn't know what we were missing–eating only store-bought hummus all our lives. Now we do. Homemade hummus is seriously better than anything you can get at the grocery store. And it's way cheaper too.
This recipe makes a generous-sized batch. Freeze what you don't eat (as if) and bring it out another day.
Here's what you need and how you do it
1 can garbanzo beans (chick peas) + 1/4 cup water from the can
1/8 cup Tahini (sesame paste) (usually sold in the peanut butter section of your local market)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves (we used fresh for this recipe)
Juice from half a lemon
Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender (you can also probably mash this by hand if you have strong wrists). Whir until the garbanzos are mostly chopped. We like our hummus a little chunky, so we don't blend it all the way.
Serve with warm pita bread.
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