Oh how I love me some hummus. Every time I make it from scratch I'm like why don't I make this all the time?! It's ridiculous how simple it is to whip up. Have it as a simple snack with pita, spread it on a veggie sandwich or try it with my Arugula Farro Salad!
1 can of chickpeas
1-2 Tbsp of tahini (not totally necessary but I just love the flavor it adds)
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp of paprika
pinch of salt
2 -4 Tbsp water
Empty the contents from a can of chickpeas into a microwave safe bowl and cook for 3 minutes. Strain the liquid and place the chickpeas into a food processor. (Please go treat your self and buy one of these if you don’t already have one!! They are so useful, I love my Ninja and use it daily!)
Add the tahini, lemon juice, paprika & salt and blend on high. It will be thick and chunky but dont worry we’re about to smooth it out. Scrape down the sides and slowly drizzle in the olive oil while it is blending (if yours has a little opening, if not then add in 1 Tbsp at a time.) Next, add in the water 1 Tbsp at a time until you reach the consistency of your liking. Blend on high for 2-3 minutes until smooth. Feel free to keep a little chunky for extra texture!
I love to serve mine with olive oil, fresh herbs, paprika & tahini, yum!
This can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.