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3 Ways to DIY Hummus

Now that we’re not going to the grocery store as much, it’s common to run out of fresh supplies before shelf-stable pantry items.

A refrigerator staple in many households is hummus. Creamy, flavorful, and packed with protein and fiber, hummus is delicious, not only for dipping with chips or veggies, but also smeared on sandwiches and wraps or as a topper for a veggie bowl.

While it’s an easy grab-and-go item at the grocery store, it’s almost as easy to whip up a batch from scratch using just a few ingredients. What’s more, homemade hummus is significantly less expensive than store-bought, and completely customizable based on whatever spices you’ve got at home.

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So if you have a few cans of garbanzo beans lying around and are craving a little fresh and creamy flavor before you can get to the store, check out these three super simple recipes below. And if fresh garlic or spices are not available, feel free to substitute dried garlic using ⅛ teaspoon for every clove.

1. Traditional Hummus

Ingredients

  • 1 can of garbanzo beans
  • 1 tbsp of tahini
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced and allowed to sit for at least 5 minutes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, more for garnish
  • 4 tbsp water
  • Pinch of kosher salt, more to taste

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients and blend together using a blender, food processor or using an immersion blender. To adjust the thickness, add a splash of water or oil as needed.
  2. Blend until you reach desired consistency.
  3. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil on top and multigrain tortilla chips for dipping.

2. Ginger Turmeric Hummus

Ingredients

  • 1 can of garbanzo beans
  • 1 tbsp of tahini
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced and allowed to sit for at least 5 minutes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided, more for garnish
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 inch section of fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Pinch of kosher salt, more to taste
  • Pinch of black pepper, more to taste

Directions

  1. In a small pan, toast turmeric powder and ginger in 2 tsp of olive oil until fragrant, about 1 minute or less.
    Note: This step is optional but will provide a deeper flavor than using raw.
  2. Combine all ingredients and blend together using a blender, food processor or immersion blender.
  3. To adjust the thickness, add a splash of water or oil as needed. Blend until you reach desired consistency.
  4. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil on top and our sweet potato chips for dipping.

3. Lemon Zest Hummus

Ingredients

  • 1 can of garbanzo beans
  • 1 tbsp of tahini
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Zest of the same lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced and allowed to sit for at least 5 minutes
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, more for garnish
  • 4 tbsp water
  • Pinch of kosher salt, more to taste

Directions

  1. Zest and juice your lemon.
  2. Combine all ingredients EXCEPT parsley and blend together using a blender, food processor or immersion blender.
  3. To adjust the thickness, add a splash of water or oil as needed. Blend until you reach desired consistency.
  4. Stir in chopped fresh parsley until evenly distributed.
  5. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil on top. Add more parsley for garnish and our rosemary crackers for dipping.

How Do You Hummus?

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