This is hands down one of The Best Hummus Recipes out there. So much better than store-bought. If you find that hard to believe, give this recipe a try.
What is Hummus
Hummus is a popular dip or spread from the Middle East. It is typically made with Tahini, Olive Oil, Garlic and Garbanzo Beans (aka Chickpeas). It has the consistency of a creamy paste. Usually served with Pita or an assortment of vegetables.
The first time I had Hummus was when I bought some at my local Trader Joe's. They carry several different varieties of Hummus and I decided on the Red Pepper Hummus. From that point forward, I was hooked on this Middle Eastern spread.
While Hummus is relatively cheap to buy, I prefer to make my own at home. This way I have a bit more control over the flavor profile. And before you ask, yes Garbanzo Beans and Chickpeas are the same thing.
You can serve Hummus with Baked Pita Chips or vegetables but what I prefer is to use Pita Rounds and cut them into wedges and warm them in the oven. Delicious!
Hummus is relatively healthy as it's quite low in cholesterol, and it also has a good amount of fiber. Just like most other recipes, moderation is the key here as it is a little high in carbs and all that fiber might lead to other "issues"
💭 What is Tahini
Tahini is a Mediterranean condiment made from sesame seeds. It is one of the main ingredients in hummus as well as other Mediterranean recipes like Baba Ganoush.
And just like every other recipe, If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.
The nutritional information provided with this recipe is an estimate provided by a third-party service.
🔪 Equipment Needed
You will need a food processor to make this hummus recipe.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this hummus recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Sweet Onion, Olive Oil, Garbanzo Beans, Lemon Juice, Tahini, Garlic Cloves, Salt, Ground Black Pepper and Baked Pita Chips.
🥣 How to make The Best Hummus
In a large skillet, heat ¼ cup of olive oil. Sauté the onions until softened. Reduce the heat to medium-low, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes or until deep golden brown.
Transfer the onions to a food processor, add the beans, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt pepper and ⅓ cup of olive oil. Cover and process for 30 seconds or until smooth.
The Best Hummus
- 2 large Sweet Onion, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup Olive Oil, divided
- 15 oz Garbanzo Beans, rinsed and drained
- ¼ cup Fresh Lemon Juice
- ¼ cup Tahini
- 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
- ⅓ Cup Olive Oil
- ⅛ teaspoon Salt
- ⅛ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- Pita Chips, baked, for serving
- In a large skillet, heat ¼ cup of olive oil. Sauté the onions until softened. Reduce the heat to medium-low, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes or until deep golden brown.
- Transfer the onions to a food processor, add the beans, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt pepper and ⅓ cup of olive oil. Cover and process for 30 seconds or until smooth.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.