Garlic-y Goodness Hummus

WARNING: Make sure to only eat this hummus with family and friends who won’t judge you for having garlic breath! Or at least make sure that everyone is eating it with you so that everyone has the same garlic breath! 🙂


You will never buy store bought hummus again after making this recipe. Most people don’t even realize that you can make hummus. My friends are always pretty impressed when I make hummus for them because they imagine it to be some extremely strenuous process. Little secret… It’s probably one of the easiest things that you can make. As long as you have a food processor or a blender, you put together home made hummus in a matter of minutes. The awesome part about making your own hummus is that you can make it whatever flavor you want as long as you have the base down. Once you have the basic recipe, you can add sun dried tomatoes, artichoke, cayenne… whatever you feel like. I prefer super garlic-y to keep away the vampires. If you don’t like garlic/want to hang with the twilight folks, just don’t add in the garlic to this recipe!

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Garlic Hummus 

serves 6


1 can chickpeas, drained (reserve the liquid)

2 tablespoons tahini

2 garlic cloves

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 tablespoon olive oil, plus more to drizzle on top

1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

a sprinkle of paprika for garnish

1. Combine all of the ingredients (other than the reserved liquid and paprika) into a food processor and blend until smooth. If the consistency isn’t right, add a little bit of the reserved liquid until the hummus is the right texture.

2. Sprinkle the paprika and about 1 teaspoon of olive oil before serving. You can serve hummus with cucumber, carrots, pita, or even pretzels.


with carrots


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