I feel like hummus is one of those things we see in the store and think, yea I can probably make that at home (for a fraction of the cost) but you just don’t make it.
Guilty as charged.
I LOVE hummus but sometimes I just want to save myself the effort (this is complete bs) and just buy the next best thing. Tribe is one of my favorites (their Everything bagel flavor- heaven) and when it’s on sale, it’s like heaven.
But when you’re lucky enough to have the basic ingredients for hummus in your pantry, why bother going to the store.
You just can’t beat the freshness. I tested this recipe on 3 dudes who are probably not hummus people but the sounds of “mmm” “crunch crunch crunch” and when they ask “wait this is hummus!?” reassures you that you’re doing something good with your life and culinary skills.
Okay, it doesn’t really take much culinary know how to throw some shit in a blender or food processor, but it sure does take some serious mental strength. You have to be like, “okay, I’m going to get up and make hummus. It is not that hard and it is going to be delicious because I made it.”
It’s a legit pep talk but it needs to happen.
Fellow hummus lovers, let’s get our shit together and make this. It’s delicious. And the only recipe you will EVER need for ever and ever for hummus.
AVO-HUMMUS: The Only Hummus Recipe You’ll Ever Need
Makes 3 cups (ish-kinda, depends) of hummus
Total time: 5-10 minutes
What You Need:
- 1 can of chickpeas or cannellini beans (rinsed)
- 2 avocados, pit and skin removed
- 2-4 cloves of garlic (depends on your love of garlic), smashed
- 1/4 cup of tahini (sesame paste)
- juice of 1-2 lemons (plus zest if you dig it)
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil (how much you use depends on how chunky you like your hummus)
- Sea salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
- Optional: freshly chopped parsley or cilantro (add to chickpea mixture before adding oil)
How You Make It:
- In a food processor, combine chickpeas or cannellini beans with avocado, tahini, garlic.
- Pulse until smooth.
- Slowly drizzle in olive oil with the processor running. Keep pouring until desired texture is achieved.
- Add lemon juice and season generously with salt and pepper to your taste.
- Serve with raw veggies or pita chips or make yourself a yummy avo hummus sammy.
Here’s a quick video for you visual learners:
Now that’s what I call an easy recipe.
How do you enjoy your hummus?
Peace, love and NO Beef!