3 Different Ways to Make Hummus

Try these exciting hummus variations for a change!

Like snacking on hummus and toasty pita bread? Hummus is insanely easy to make: there is no cooking required! Stretch your basic hummus recipe into new variations with seasonal produce and a few basic pantry staples, and make it your go-to snack for merienda or baon. Have smooth, delicious hummus with toasted pita bread or matchsticks of cucumbers or carrots!

 

Here are a few ideas to help you get started on making your own bowls of customizable hummus.

 


 

Basic Hummus Recipe

 

1 cup canned chickpeas, drained

2 cloves garlic, peeled

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons tahini

1/3 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed

Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

 

Process everything in a blender or food processor until you get a fine puree. Adjust seasoning accordingly to taste: you can add more lemon juice or olive oil to fix the consistency, or add a touch of cumin or smoked paprika for extra flavor.  Serves 4 to 6 people.

 

 


 

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus Recipe

 

1 recipe basic hummus

1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes

½ teaspoon smoked paprika

 

Process everything in a blender or food processor until you get a fine puree. Adjust seasoning accordingly to taste: you can add more lemon juice, olive oil, or oil from the bottle of sun-dried tomatoes to fix the consistency of the hummus.  Serves 4 to 6 people.

 


 

Avocado and Basil Hummus Recipe

 

1 recipe basic hummus

½ cup canned chickpeas, drained

½ ripe avocado, about 1/3 cup

1/3 cup basil leaves, packed

 

1  Process everything in a blender or food processor until you get a fine puree. Adjust seasoning accordingly to taste: you can add more lemon juice, olive oil, or chickpeas to fix the consistency of the hummus.  Serves 4 to 6 people.

 

 


 

Roasted Squash Hummus Recipe

 

½ cup squash, peeled and chopped

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Olive oil, to drizzle

1 recipe basic hummus

 

1  Place the squash in a baking pan lined with parchment pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, then bake in an oven set at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until soft and caramelized. Set aside and let cool slightly.

 

Process the ingredients for the basic hummus plus the squash in a food processor or blender until smooth. Adjust the consistency with canned chickpea water, lemon, or olive oil. Serves 4 to 6 people.

 

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