Whenever I hear the word “hummus,” I think of this.
“What gets out hummus? What gets out hummus?!”
I am a huge fan of hummus. I love all the varieties and I especially love to make it from scratch. I think a lot of people get intimidated by making hummus, but I’m telling you it’s not that difficult. As long as you have a blender, Magic Bullet or food processor, you’ll be fine!
First, you’ll gather up all your ingredients: garbanzo beans (AKA chickpeas), tahini, olive oil, avocados, lime, salt, pepper, cumin, garlic, onion powder and cayenne pepper.
Drain and rinse the garbanzo beans.
Pour the garbanzo beans into your blender and pulse until coarsely chopped.
Add all the remaining ingredients except for the avocado.
Pulse some more until the mixture is well mixed.
Transfer the mixture to a medium-sized bowl.
Next, cut up the avocados.
Add to the mixture and mash lightly with a fork.
Serve with your favorite chips, crackers or veggies.
Adjust the cayenne pepper to taste. If you don’t like spicy things, use less. (Me? I like spice!) I think next time I might try adding a little more lime and try a diced garlic clove instead of the garlic powder.
- 1 can garbanzo (15 oz), drained and rinsed
- 3 medium avocados
- 1-2 tsp. tahini
- 1/4 tsp. onion powder
- 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/4-1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2-1 tsp. olive oil
- 1/2 Tbsp. dried cilantro
- Juice of 1-2 limes
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Pulse the chickpeas in a food processor or blender until they are coarsely chopped.
- Add the onion powder, cayenne pepper, tahini, olive oil, garlic, cumin, lime, cilantro, salt and pepper. Pulse a few more times until the ingredients are well mixed.
- Scoop the chickpea blend into a large bowl. Add the avocado. Lightly mash the avocado with a fork while stirring all ingredients together.
- Serve with chips, bagel bites or veggies.
- Tip: If you have trouble getting the mixture to blend, add a little water.