Easy Hummus Recipe (Better Than Store-Bought)
Easy Hummus Recipe (Better Than Store-Bought)
  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 10 min
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    DIRECTIONS: Ina food processor, combine the tahini and lemon juice and process for 1 minute, scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl then process for 30 seconds more. This extra time helps “whip” or “cream” the tahini, making the hummus smooth and creamy. Add the olive oil, minced garlic, cumin, and a 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the whipped tahini and lemon juice. Process for 30 seconds, scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl then process another 30 seconds or until well blended. Open, drain, and rinse the chickpeas. Add half of the chickpeas to the food processor and process for 1 minute. Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl, then add remaining chickpeas and process until thick and quite smooth; 1 to 2 minutes. If the hummus is be too thick, slowly add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water with food processor running, until you reach the perfect consistency. Adjust salt as needed. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and dash of paprika. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate up to one week.

    Ingredients

    • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas or 1 1/2 cups (250 grams) cooked chickpeas
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon)
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) well-stirred tahini, see our homemade tahini recipe
    • 1 small garlic clove, minced
    • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • Salt to taste
    • 2 to 3 tablespoons (30 to 45 ml) water
    • Dash ground paprika or sumac, for serving

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 106 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 10 g 15.54%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 7.04%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 17 mg 0.71%
    • Calcium: 18 mg 1.76%
    • Potassium: 56 mg 1.6%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 3.43%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 3 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 2.79%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Vitamin A 0.19%
    • Vitamin C 0.73%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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