Classic Chickpea Hummus

2018-08-19T12:34:15+00:00 August 29th, 2018|

Homemade hummus is a must have in any home chefs arsenal. It’s easy to make, the ingredients aren’t hard to find, and it’s delicious.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 15½-oz. can chickpeas
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ cup tahini, well mixed
  • ¾ tsp. (or more) kosher salt
  • 10 cranks freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • Za’atar and/or sesame seeds (for serving)

PREPARATION

STEP 1

Start by prepping all of your ingredients: Drain 15½ oz. chickpeas in a strainer or colander and rinse thoroughly. Let drain again while you do the other prep.
Cut 1 lemon in half, remove any visible seeds, and squeeze juice into a small bowl. You should have 3–4 Tbsp.
Smash 1 garlic clove with the flat side of your knife on a cutting board and remove peel. Continue to mash with side of knife until a paste forms.

STEP 2

Combine drained chickpeas, 3 Tbsp. lemon juice, garlic, ½ cup tahini, ¾ tsp. salt, 10 cracks pepper, ¼ tsp. cumin, and 2 Tbsp. water in a food processor.
Process until smooth, about 1 minute.
With the motor running, stream in 3 Tbsp. oil, then continue to process until hummus is very light and creamy, about 1 minute longer. Taste and season with more salt, if needed.

STEP 3

Transfer hummus to a shallow bowl, top with za’atar and/or sesame seeds, and drizzle with more oil.

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