I came back from vacation last weekend ready to cleanse and get my eating habits back on track. I was talking to a life coach a few weeks back (on unofficial business) and she was saying how she could not find hummus in the store that all natural. Her exact quote was “On what planet is hummus made with soybean oil?” She was so right. So I decided I had to start making my own hummus. It is definitely better than the store bought kind.
- 1 can chickpeas, rinsed but reserve water from can
- 1/2 cup tahini paste
- juice of half a lemon
- olive oil
Pulse chickpeas in food processor until it resembles course sand. Add tahini, lemon juice, and salt, scraping bowl as needed. Slowly add reserved can water back to the mix and blend until smooth. Chill for at least an hour before serving. Top with olive oil, paprika, or red pepper flakes if desired.