I eat hummus ALL THE TIME. I’ve been making mine from scratch for a few years now and I realize I’ve never shared a recipe!
This one is made from soaking beans and boiling them. If you want super smooth hummus, you can remove the skins from the beans. It takes a good amount of time to do this (probably around 20 minutes) but it makes the smoothest of smooth hummuses. I don’t actually do this part haha. Hence the lack of super smooth hummus but it’s smooth enough in my mind.
I make a big batch and then eat it throughout the week. And if people come over, they’ll often times leave with a container of hummus because 1 pound of garbanzo beans yields a lot of hummus. It’s magical what you can get out of it.
- 1 pound garbanzo beans, soaked over night in cool water
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup tahini
- Juice from 1 1/2 lemons
- Salt to taste (about 2 tablespoons)
- 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more as garnish
- Add the rinsed and soaked beans to a pot. Cover with a few inches of water and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 1 hour on the stove, adding more water as needed. Drain and set aside.
- Depending on the size of your food processor or blender, you may need to do this in batches! To a food processor or high powered blender, add the garbanzo beans, garlic cloves, water, tahini, lemon juice and about a tablespoon of salt. While the machine is running, drizzle in the olive oil and blend until very smooth, about 1 minute. You may need to scrap down the sides and blend again. Give it a taste and adjust the salt to taste. I added an additional 2 teaspoons.
- Transfer a cup or two to a plate, making a swoop with a spoon and drizzle with olive oil. This makes a good amount of hummus so transfer any extra to the fridge. Lasts good for up to a week.
Adrianna Adarme is a food blogger and author living in Los Angeles, California. She writes the blog A Cozy Kitchen, where she shares comforting, everyday recipes from her kitchen. She recently authored her first cookbook, PANCAKES: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack. She’s a lover of breakfast, pie (and sometimes even pie for breakfast), corgis and cute things. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.