Do-It-Yourself Hummus Recipe

In light of last week’s Sabra Hummus Recall, many of you may be reconsidering purchasing the company’s hummus, or trying to find a new brand of hummus you like just as well.

But instead of buying this week’s supply of hummus, you could try making some yourself.

Making your own hummus is typically cheaper, you can make whatever flavors you desire, and you won’t have to worry about possible Listeria contaminations.

Here are some simple ways to create your own flavorful hummus:

The basic recipe for any good hummus is:

Mix together in a blender or food processor:

-1 15-oz can of chickpeas

-1 clove garlic

-¼ cup olive oil

-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

-2 tablespoons tahini seeds/sauce

-1 teaspoon ground cumin

-salt,

-¼ paprika

voila, you’re ready to dip!

Now try adding your own flare to the hummus by adding things such as avocado, red peppers, jalapenos, black beans, garlic, pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, flavorful herbs and more!

Don’t be afraid to experiment. Hummus is one of the easiest things to make, and to fix.

And remember, what you dip with is just as important as the dip itself. Some of my personal favorite ways to eat hummus is with carrots, cherry tomatoes, blue corn tortilla chips, peppers, or of course, a spoon.

For more recipes and DIY hummus ideas, check out these posts.

Happy snacking!

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