Hummus

This hummus is very smooth, and better than any other hummus I’ve tried.  I love using the flavored olive oils to make this to give it any flavor I want.

Ingredients:

  • 1  Juice of large lemon
  • 1/4 C  Tahini
  • 3T  The Olive Grove’s Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil or flavored olive oil (Tuscan Herb, Garlic, Basil, Dill, Chipotle, Harissa or your favorite flavor)
  • 1  Garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2t  Ground cumin
  • 1/2t  Sea salt
  • 1  15-ounce can Garbanzo beans or Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2-3T  Water
  • The Olive Grove’s flavored olive oil for drizzling
  • Dash of ground paprika

Directions:

In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, garlic, cumin and salt.  Process until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute.  Scrape down the sides and bottom of the processor or blender and process another 30 seconds.  Add half the garbanzo beans and process for 1 minute.  Scrape sides and add remaining garbanzo beans and process for 1-2 minutes or until thick and smooth.  If the hummus is too thick, slowly add 2-3 T of water while processor or blender is still running until consistency is perfect.  Scrape the hummus into a bowl and drizzle about 1T of olive oil over the top and sprinkle with paprika.

Makes about 2 cups.  Refrigerate up to one week.