Not everybody is a fan of hummus; and that may be because there are a lot of unusual things added to it to give it flavor when it doesn’t really need all that. You can add many different things to hummus to give it flavor, or you can keep it simple like this recipe. Whatever your family likes, you can always start with this basic recipe and get creative later.
1 cup garbanzo beans, cooked until soft
3 Tbsp grapeseed oil
3 Tbsp water
salt and pepper to taste
Cook the garbanzo beans until soft in enough water to cover them by about 1 inch. Add a couple shakes of salt to the water. It usually takes the beans about 30-45 minutes to get soft.
Drain the beans and put them in a blender with the water and grapeseed oil. Grind until smooth adding more water and oil if necessary to get the consistency of a paste or spread. Add salt and pepper to taste. Hummus is good on our veggie crackers with tomato and avocado.
Variations: Add onions or garlic to the blender while blending the beans. Mix chopped chives in after blending. Add ground chipotle pepper.