Homemade Garlic Hummus
 
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This thick, creamy homemade garlic hummus is not only healthy, but packed full of flavor! It's perfect for parties too!
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Yield: 6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • ¼ c. fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon)
  • ¼ c. tahini (store bought or homemade*)
  • 2-3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic**
  • ¾ tsp. kosher sea salt
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • pinch paprika
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1 (15 oz.) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp. water
Directions
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the lemon juice and tahini. Turn on and process for about 1 minute or until it becomes light and creamy. Add the olive oil, garlic, salt, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and black pepper. Continue to processes for about 30 seconds, scrape down the sides and then processes for 30 seconds more.
  2. Add the garbanzo beans and process for 1-2 minutes. The mixture will become thick. Scrape down the sides, add the water and process for an additional 1-2 minutes. Serve in a bowl, garnish with extra olive oil, a sprinkle of parsley and a pinch of paprika.
Notes
*To make homemade tahini: in a dry skillet set over medium heat, toast ½ c. of sesame seeds. When the seeds are fragrant and begin to brown, remove them from the heat and pour into a food processor. Grind until a thick paste forms, then add a tablespoon of oil (I used grapeseed but you can also use canola/vegetable) an continue to grind. You may need to add up to 1 additional tablespoon of oil to it. You want it to be a smooth liquid, just not too runny.
**I used raw garlic, however roasted cloves add lots of great flavor too!


Recipe source: Life Made Simple
Recipe by Life Made Simple at https://lifemadesimplebakes.com/homemade-garlic-hummus/