I took my (canned) chickpeas, combined them in the food processor with lemon juice (way less lemon juice than the HMH recipe, thankfully), tahini, garlic, and salt:
Drizzled a little olive oil on top, sprinkled a little paprika, and done!
This was a tasty, simple hummus. Was it my favorite hummus recipe ever? No. But it was super easy. I think it would be a good base recipe for creative cooks--I see myself adding a ton more garlic or black olives or something. It's nice to have hummus on hand since it's a nice, filling snack. And it always seems like a waste to buy since it's so easy to make.
Any favorite hummus recipes out there? Favorite add-ins?
- Hummus comes from the Arabic word for chickpea (Wikipedia). Simple right?
- Chickpeas have much more oil than most other legumes (On Food and Cooking, p. 491)
- Chickpeas and garbanzo beans are the same thing. The word "chickpea" comes from the Latin name and "garbanzo" comes from the Greek name (On Food and Cooking, p. 491)