Hummus. I used to fear the thought of making you homemade- I have tried many times and I never could get you to turn out just right… until now! It’s actually pretty simple to make, once I got the ingredients right. I originally used this one expensive Tahini paste, but this time I switched to Tahini sauce which I found at Trader Joes for 2 bucks (awesome)!
Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds. Tahini sauce is a little thinner than the paste and is used on things like falafel pitas. I suppose the paste is what is supposed to be used for making hummus, but the flavor was just so bitter, I prefer to use sauce.
I made my boyfriend and I little snack to eat at the park. It was such a nice day (like usual in Orange County) and a mini picnic sounded fun. One of our favorite things to do (aside from eating hummus) is to hang at the park and play a game like Phase 10. Cheap date.
As you can see, the ducks thought a picnic sounded good too!
- 1 Can of Chickpeas
- 4 Cloves of garlic
- 3 Heaping spoonfuls of tahini sauce (If using tahini paste, just use 2 spoon fulls)
- Lemon juice from a half a lemon
- About 6 artichoke hearts. (I used canned artichokes in water, no salt added- I used about half of the can for this recipe)
- Dash of salt and pepper to taste
Be warned: We love garlic and with 4 cloves, it gave us stanky garlic breath for a while. At least we both had it.
Drain your can of chickpeas and reserve some of the liquid in a bowl for later use, just in case.
Add all of your ingredients into a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.
If it isn’t creamy enough (mine wasn’t) add a little bit of the chickpea liquid you reserved earlier, until it’s the right consistency.
Enjoy with some crackers or veggies like celery, carrots, or cucumbers.
This tasted sooo good, we ate our entire box of crackers! It’s pretty filling too I might add.
There are many other options for homemade hummus too! Try throwing some spinach in there. Or even some soy beans, cilantro, or roasted red peppers.