We go through a LOT of hummus in our house. One thing that bothers me about buying hummus ready-made is that it comes in a container made of plastic that is not recyclable. I've been meaning to try making my own for ages and last week I finally bought some tahini (the vital ingredient I was missing from my cupboards).
I know it looks a bit gross, but trust me, it is deeeelicious. Nice and garlicky with a bit of lemony tartness.
The recipe I used was one from the back of a can of chickpeas. I did use canned chickpeas this time because I wanted results fast, but next time I'll plan ahead and soak and cook some dried chickpeas. I'd also like to try it with sundried tomatoes or olives blended in.
Here is the recipe if you want to give it a go:
1 390g can of Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
juice of 2 lemons
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon of salt
100g of tahini paste
salt and pepper to taste
Drain and rinse chickpeas thoroughly and place in blender. Add next 4 ingredients. Blend to a smooth paste. Taste and adjust with salt and pepper. If required, thin down with lemon juice or water. Makes approximately 500g.