Hummus is one of those foods that I like to keep on hand. It makes the perfect snack, and I love to serve it when entertaining, too.
I’m not a fan of most store-bought hummus, however. It just doesn’t taste like the real thing. Plus, why buy from a store, when it’s so quick and easy to make?
Today I’m sharing my favorite hummus recipe, plus two easy variations. You are going to love it!
Quick & Easy Hummus
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 15-oz. can chickpeas, lightly drained
- 1/4 cup tahini
- Juice from half a lemon
- Salt to taste
Place the garlic clove in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped.
Variation 1: Black Olive Hummus
- 1/3 cup roughly chopped olives (I like kalamata, but other types work, too.)
Add the olives to the completed hummus and process just until the olives are finely chopped. Avoid over-processing: you want to see some chunks.
Variation 2: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- 1/2 cup roughly chopped roasted red peppers
- Cayenne, optional
Add the peppers and optional cayenne to the completed hummus and process just until the peppers are finely chopped. Avoid over-processing: like the black olive hummus, you want to see some chunks.
That’s it. In five minutes, you have my favorite hummus! If you are looking for other recipes for easy entertaining, make sure to check out my Creamy Ricotta-Blue Cheese Spread.
OK, who wants to come over? I have a refrigerator full of hummus!