We are avid hummus addicts here in the Dr+Mrs household. I don't think our refrigerator has ever not had hummus in it. In fact, we were hummus lovers long before hummus went mainstream (maybe it's just me, but it seems like everyone and their brother suddenly adores hummus in the last year or so. Don't take that as a sour attitude - I'm thrilled. Hummus is pretty much the only healthy dip out there, save for salsa. Just give up the ranch dip people. Give it up!). The Hubby's got quite a bit of Lebanese in his heritage, so he grew up eating it. And I've been a hummus lover ever since I met the Hubby!
I currently hold the world's BEST hummus recipe. It's the Hubby's grandma's secret blend, and it is a very traditional, delicious hummus. But I'm not going to give it to you! Ha! How's that for cruel?? Instead, I'm going to give you a tweaked/modified/combined version of Grandma's hummus into a roasted red pepper hummus, since I'm pretty sure that is the most popular and well-liked flavor!
Hummus is so easy to make. Just gather your ingredients:
Blend them together:
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
1 can garbanzo beans (drain, but reserve the liquid into a separate bowl)
~1/3 to 1/2 cup roasted red peppers (I should learn to measure - sorry. I found mine at Aldi)
2 Tbsp. tahini (sesame paste - find it in the international foods aisle. It's pricey but don't leave it out!)
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced (more if you're a garlic lover!)
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. salt
Extra virgin olive oil
Place ingredients into blender or food processor. Add in about 1/4 cup of the reserved liquid and ~1 Tbsp. olive oil (seriously - just eyeball it and pour some in!). Begin to pulse the mixture, scraping down the sides. Add in more reserved liquid gradually until mixture becomes creamy and smooth. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
I made this version of hummus last night for our small group when they came over (who, by the way, are seriously fabulous). It was divine served with veggies and pita chips (seriously - Aldi has the best pita chips. And on the cheap!).
(Just please don't tell Grandma that I tweaked her recipe!!)
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