I absolutely love hummus. Love! I can eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between. The best part is it's insanely easy to make. All you need is a food processor, garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, salt and pepper....and the possibilities to "spruce it up" are endless!
Earlier this week I made a basic hummus recipe and then added 2 special ingredients to it to make it...well, special :)
Basic Hummus Recipe
2 cups garbanzo beans
1/3-1/2 cup liquid (water, or liquid from canned garbanzo beans...or part of each)
2 tablespoons tahini
2 garlic cloves
juice of 1 lemon
salt & pepper
In a blender puree all ingredients until they are well incorporated and smooth. Add more liquid/salt/pepper if needed. Feel free to add olive oil to taste.
Note: looking back, I should have cut down a bit on garlic because pesto already had a lot of garlic, and combined with the garlic in the basic recipe it was a bit overwhelming.
Other suggestions: in the past I've added sundried tomatoes to hummus; you can also experiment with olives, or try my butternut squash hummus recipe.