Honestly, I was never a huge hummus fan. I don’t know why I never cared for it, but it just didn’t taste right. That is, until I started to make THIS hummus recipe – maybe it was the fresh sesame seeds vs. the tahini (for some reason, I just don’t really like tahini), or the use of Aquafaba. Aquafaba? Perhaps you’ve not heard of this aquafaba “ingredient” yet. Well, there’s a lot of talk about “aquafaba” out there and I can vouch that it IS a healthy substitute for having binding properties and adding creaminess to certain recipes. What is aquafaba? It is simply the liquid that you probably normally discard from a can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans!) Yes indeed, save that liquid and use it in recipes that use eggs as binders, or in desserts or foods that are meringue-like but without the eggs.
Back to the hummus…if you aren’t a hummus fan, like I wasn’t – I hope you try this 5-minute recipe. And if you ARE already a hummus fan, I hope you try this too and make this your new favorite hummus. It will be hard to appreciate any store-bought versions after you try this homemade recipe!
Hummus is packed with protein and fiber and is SO versatile – it can serve as a stand-alone snack or add extra flavor to sandwiches, salads, rice, potatoes, and more. This hummus recipe is so easy and SO much more delicious than any hummus you will find in the store.
Here’s how to make this hummus:
Add the following ingredients to your high speed blender (a good food processor may work too).
- 2, 15-ounce cans organic garbanzo beans (1 can drained & 1 can WITH the liquid).
Keeping the liquid from one of the cans is the secret to making the hummus extra creamy and delicious!
- ¼ cup organic raw sesame seeds- I love using pure sesame seeds vs. tahini.
- 1 tablespoon organic olive oil. If you are avoiding oil, just leave this ingredient out.
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (you can squeeze this fresh from lemons or purchase a pure Organic Lemon Juice)
- ¼ cup filtered water
- 1 garlic clove, peeled (if you don’t have a high-speed blender, chop it finely first)
- 1 tsp organic cumin
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp. black pepper (optional)
- 1/8 tsp. dried thyme (optional)
Once all of the ingredients are added, blend on high until the desired consistency is reached; this may take a while if using a food processor vs. a high-speed blender.
It’s so simple yet so much fresher and more delicious than store-bought. Serve this on toast for breakfast, on a sandwich, wrap, or salad with fresh veggies for lunch, or on rice or potatoes for dinner! Of course, you can always have a snack with crackers, chips, or veggies dipped in this hummus.