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Flavorful homemade hummus can be whipped up in minutes using just a can of chickpeas & a few simple inexpensive pantry Ingredients. It really IS Stupid-Easy to make!!
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Simple Homemade Hummus Recipe Without Tahini
Our youngest daughter stopped by the Homestead for a visit recently. As we have done on the last several of her visits, we decided to putter in the kitchen on this day.
She told me she recently made some – as she phrased it: “Stupid-Easy Hummus“. And it didn’t call for tahini.
Now I love me some hummus but hate the price
gouged I mean… ‘paid’ in the store. So in the past I’ve attempted to make it myself.
But living out here in the boon-docks I have a hard time finding such fru-fru ingredients like tahini.
Our daughter said she tweaked the ingredients list several times & felt she really had a winner. So I told her we should whip up a batch so I could check it out.
She was absolutely right, it really was stupid easy! Oh man, if you like hummus you are NOT gonna want to miss out on this y’all. Check it out!
Homemade Hummus Ingredients
Gathering the simple ingredients for homemade hummus was easy:
1 15-oz can chickpeas, drained,
1-2 cloves garlic,
Coconut oil or olive oil,
Seasonings – cumin, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes & salt/pepper.
We used a can of chickpeas. (also known as garbanzo beans) But sometimes I just cook dry beans for the recipe and use 1 1/2 cups of cooked beans.
So we drained the garbanzo beans reserving the juice and rinsed the beans, minced a couple of cloves of garlic and measured out the coconut oil and lemon juice.
Cooking Note: Using coconut oil will result in a firmer hummus since it thickens as it cools. Using olive oil results in a more spreadable hummus. I typically use half of each!
Finally we measured out the cumin, paprika, chili powder, onion powder and some dehydrated jalapeno powder (since I didn’t have red pepper flakes) as well as salt & pepper.
Now here’s the stupid-easy part. Pay attention now and feel free to take notes if necessary so you can remember all the steps:
We dumped the whole shebangie in my * Ninja Blender and pulsed until it was smooth. (oh the toil, oh the trouble!)
It was delicious! I think the dehydrated jalapeno gave it just the right tingle on the tongue without being too hot, and the cumin taste was delightful.
What To Eat With Homemade Hummus
We enjoyed that mildly-spicy hummus spread on celery sticks but she said it was also delicious on Homemade Pita Chips or a healthy sandwich spread. Ummm, sounds amazing…
We blew through quite a bit of that hummus right then, right there. Oh yeah it was a full-blown feeding frenzy complete with appropriate “ummmmm’s” and “aaaah’s”.
Storing Leftover Homemade Hummus
But believe it or not there was still some left over. Luckily my Ninja Blender has a snap top so I’m able store the leftovers in the fridge without dirtying up yet another dish.
That’s right, we dirtied up every dish in the kitchen at least TWICE as we always do when we cook together! LOL.
I’m not sure the leftovers will spend much time in that refrigerator though – it’s delicious!
Coconut Oil Hardens Your Hummus
My daughter warned that if using coconut oil, once the hummus went into the refrigerator it often gets a little too firm for her liking.
So she hinted that I should save about 3 tablespoons of that reserved drained bean juice to stir into the hummus if that happens.
Of course you can just add water instead. But I like the idea of having more flavorful juice to thin the hummus. So I took her advice.
Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe
So if you are throwing a party anytime soon and looking for an easy yet inexpensive snack item you might want to have these super-simple ingredients handy to make your very own Stupid-Easy Hummus.
Or heck just mix some up for yourself, you deserve a little pampering too! Of course I’ll share the recipe, I’m just helpful that way sometimes… 😉
Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe
Our daughter told me this hummus recipe was 'Stupid-Easy' and boy was she right. Check it out, y'all. #TexasHomesteader
- 1 15-oz can Chickpeas, drained & rinsed - reserve drained juice (Can use 1.5 cups cooked dry beans)
- 1-2 cloves Garlic minced
- 1/4 cup Olive oil or coconut oil (I use half of each)
- 3 Tablespoons Lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Onion flakes or powder
- 1 teaspoon Chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon Red pepper flakes (I used dehydrated jalapeno powder)
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
- 3 Tablespoons Garbanzo bean juice, OPTIONAL To thin hummus when cooled if using coconut oil
Dump all ingredients into Ninja & puree until smooth & creamy, add a Tablespoon or so of reserved juice as necessary to attain desired consistency.
Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for up to a week.
NOTE: Hummus containing coconut oil will get firmer at refrigeration, so if serving cold you may want to put back an additional 2 - 3 Tablespoons of the reserved juice.
Snacks We Love
- Homemade Honey-Graham Crackers
- Fresh Pico de Gallo
- Homemade Hummus
- Rosemary Crackers w/Olive Oil & Garlic
- MYO Pita Chips Using Flour Tortillas
- Pumpkin Bread (with Cake-Mix Shortcut)
- Cantaloupe Bread w/Pecan Praline Glaze
- Easy Blueberry Muffins
- Fresh Pear Cake
- Rice Krispie Treats With A Chocolate Twist
- Healthier ‘Ice Cream’ Using Bananas & Fruit
- Easy Cookies-n-Cream Ice Cream Cake
- Easiest 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
- Cake-Mix Cookies – Only 3 Ingredients!
- Double Chocolate Banana Chunk Cookies
- Sugar-Free Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
- Triple Chocolate Truffles
- Getting Your Family To Snack On Healthy Veggies
- Watermelon Smoothie (or Daiquiri)
- Rich & Creamy Fudgesicles
…And MANY MORE!
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