Americans are obsessed with hummus, a spread with options so complex it belies the simplistic nature of its makeup. Anyone with a blender or food processor can whip together a hummus dip with results that will leave guests reaching for the....veggie tray?
Yep. Hummus is one of those things that make the crunch of fresh vegetables even more appealing, even though hummus can and does make just about any snack food better. From pita chips to celery, hummus is the perfect healthy snack as we approach comfort food season.
This simple hummus recipe is quick, easy, and will keep for at least a week in a tightly-covered container. If it lasts that long.
Want some spice? Add cayenne pepper, paprika, or cumin for a bit more flavor.
Need some ideas for serving hummus, besides the usual vegetable tray or naan flatbread? Try using hummus instead of butter or mayo on sandwich wraps, on toast, or a burger. Yum. It's also awesome on pizza.
2 8 oz cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
½ cup tahini (sesame paste, easily found at grocery stores)
¼ cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, or to taste (don't skimp!)
1 TBS cumin
Juice of 1 lemon, or more to taste (add more at the end, if desired)
¼ cup olive oil
Drain beans, reserving the liquid in case you need to thin out the mixture later.
Place all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.
(Are you kidding me? That's It?)
Yep. That's it.
Go wild and add other flavors such as sweet peas, red pepper, or even beets for a cool color shift, blending main ingredients first, then adding "extras" last.
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