Hummus is a staple snack/meal in my life.
My grandma and mom have always made sure that it was without a doubt always a staple. I grew up on hummus. I could eat this stuff by the spoonful.
It’s also so easy to make. Now, typically we use dried chickpeas, but to make this convenient canned chickpeas work as well. Literally, nothing wrong with canned chickpeas. Note- I do buy organic.
There’s something about hummus that is a major comfort food for me. Well for one, i grew up eating it and it’s one of the things my grandmother taught me how to make. Any time I get to spend time with my grandmother, learn from her, and create memories is something I hold close to my heart. So thankful for her.
Listen y’all, I’ve eaten it as a snack or as a meal replacement. You could top it with ground beef that’s cooked in your favorite spices and eaten with veggies or pita bread.
You could also use it to replace mayo and mix it with tuna – YUM! Highly recommend.
You can find hummus on our table all year round and for any occasion. It can be a simple addition and a fancy addition to a meal.
Also, when I hear sweet things being called hummus, it drives me bonkers. PEOPLE ITS A DIP! Black bean hummus, maybe? Only if it’s got chick peas in it. BTW I like really, really love black beans. A few words my favorite restaurants in town make the best black beans and I always have to get them.
Let’s talk about the simplicity of the hummus I grew up on and still consume today!
It’s composed of chickpeas, tahini (sesame paste), garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, some water, and a punch or two of salt. If you wanna get a little fancy save some chick peas, sprinkle some paprika, and drizzle some olive oil to top your hummus plate.
The Best Hummus You’ll Ever Eat
- 2 15.5 Ounce Cans Organic Chickpeas
- 3 Cloves of Garlic
- 1/4 Cup Tahini
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 2 Lemons
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 Teaspoons Sea Salt
- Place your chickpeas, garlic, tahini and juice of two lemons in your blender or food processor and blend or pulse for 1 minute until you get a slightly rough chopped texture.
- Next with your machine on add in your water, salt, and olive oil.
- Blend until you get your desired consistency. After about 2-4 minute you should have a nice smooth texture to your hummus. Plate it up and get dippin' or spreadin' with your pita chips, pita bread, or veggies!
Let’s get to dippin’ y’all!