Hummus is a dip, spread, or savory dish made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. It is popular in the Middle East and in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe.
1/3 cup good-quality tahini. You may also use peanut butter
2–4 tablespoons cold water, or more if needed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 medium cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
juice of 1 lemon (2–3 tablespoons)
1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas*, rinsed and drained
optional toppings: extra drizzle of olive oil, chopped fresh parsley, sprinkle of ground sumac or paprika, toasted pine nuts
1. Put all the ingredients in a food processor or a blender.
2. Blend until smooth. Add water depending on the consistency you want.
3. You may add more salt, lemon juice or any other spices depending on your preferred taste.
4. Serve! You may store the hummus in a container. It will last on your refrigerator for 4-5 days.