I Can’t Get Enough of this Hummus!

Hummus has become a household staple around here with both my daughter and I eating it around the clock!  But when I stopped to think about how much I was spending on it (we would go through a container in 2 days!), I was afraid I would have to give it up, or at least cut it back.  Until I decided to go on a quest for good homemade hummus.  I had tried to make it in the past and either found that the texture was off or it was too strong on the tahini flavor.  But after a few more trials, I’ve made a recipe that works.  And instead of a minimum of $3.99 per small 6oz container, this recipes cuts your costs by more than 50%, even if you use organic ingredients!  Plus it won’t have preservatives in it like most major brands.

Ingredients
1 Can Drained Chickpeas (I like Eden Organics brands because it is organic and BPA free)
1/2 t Paprika
1/2 t Cumin
1/2 t Salt
2T Lemon Juice
1/4c Water
1/4c Olive Oil
3T Tahini

Directions
Combine lemon juice and water in a small bowl.  Whisk together the tahini and oil in a second small bowl, making sure to get rid of any clumps.  Process remaining ingredients in a food processor until fully ground.  Scrape down bowl with a rubber spatula.  With the machine running, add lemon water through the feed tube.  Scrape down the bowl and continue to process for another 1 minute.  With machine running, add the oil/tahini mixture through the feed tube and contine to process until the hummus is smooth and creamy.  Scrape out into serving bowl and sprinkle with paprika for a pop of color (optional).   Enjoy!

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