This is a recipe I use that I got from a friend and I have copied and pasted it:
Sorta long but it is SOOOOO good.
2 Cans of Chic Peas (the size of can that is the size of a can of Chunky)
Jar of Tahini (If you choose unhulled, please add 1 tablespoon of sugar)
Bottle of Olive Oil
1-2 Fresh Lemons
Fresh Parsley (or two table spoons worth of the dried stuff)
1 Head of Garlic
Dave’s Insanity Hotsauce
You will also need the following:
A blender or large food processor.
1 baking pan
- Start by cleaning the outermost layer of the garlic, leave some of the husk, but not much. Place on aluminum foil Put on two table spoons of olive oil on (add a 1/4 teaspoon of salt if you like garlic taste). Wrap in aluminum foil and place in over at 350° for 20-25 minutes.
- Open the cans of chick peas and place them in a colander to let the gross preserve water out. Rinse under cold water for about 10-20 secs. Leave to drain.
- Cut open your lemon(s) and de-seed. (Trust me two is not too much, but not recommended for anyone with acid reflux.) Add fresh parsley now if your are using fresh parsley, use 1-2 small stalks. Place in blender with 100-ml of water and blend until juice like.
- Now you need to determine your Oil/Tahini Ratio. If you like watery hummus (eww). Use 150-ml of Olive oil and 150-ml. I recommend you do the 100-ml of Olive oil and 200-ml Tahini, it keeps better and is a better spread.
- Place your Olive oil in the blender with the juice, and add your Chic Peas. Blend until it starts forming a paste, you may have to stop the blender, use a spatula to lift and maybe even add some more water. Once you have a chunky past you should add the Tahini and blend some more.
- Remove the garlic from the oven, drain oil into blender, run through strainer if you are worried about the remaining husk. The garlic should be tender that when pressed it just bursts out of the cloves. Remove any of the excess husk and drop cloves into blender.
- This is when you can add any of the spices you wish.
You should add at the very least:
1 heaping tablespoon of cumin
1 teaspoon of salt (salt to taste after this)
1 teaspoon of pepper or half teaspoon of paprika or both.
Now I recommend hotsauce, but it is not required.
2 Drops of Dave’s insanity will not give it that much more of an extra kick, but you will know there is something, 4 if you want it hot.
You can use sauces like Red Hot, or louisiana hotsauce, but you will need a whole tablespoon to get the same effect as 2 drops of Dave’s. This also raises the acid content of the hummus, as these sauces are high in vinegar content unlike Dave’s and I believe takes away from the flavor overall.
- Blend this with all the ingredients in and your hummus is pretty much ready. I recommend putting it in a baking pan for 10-15 min at 450°. This makes it a little thicker and the taste develops a lot quicker. Transfer into bowl, mix it a little since some will have obviously crisped up from the oven. Sprinkle Parsley and Paprika for appearance and enjoy.
You can also add some other items in to make the hummus a little different. Just try not to add more than 2 of these, otherwise the flavor goes all over.
-Red peppers, roasted in the oven whole for 10-15 minutes at 375°. Cut, clean and blend.
- Roasted Celery
- Horseradish (Great with Roasted Meats)
- Sun-dried Tomato
- Steamed Spinach and Dry Cottage Cheese (Lightly blend and hand mix into hummus, great with veggie wraps), can use Feta but it gets salty.
- Black Olives (de-pitted of course)
- Peanuts (great if you are using this as a meat replacement, just be sure to use unsalted and I wouldn’t recommend mixing with other additions)
- Roasted Onions
- Fresh Dill
- Tzatziki (great if you like less thick hummus)
You also can replace the garlic with about 4 Shallots, just roast them the same way, it changes the flavor a little bit, but it is an nice variation.
Finally you can add 2 tablespoons of flax or hemp seed oil to add some health benefits. Just make sure you do this if you are not cooking your hummus or at least wait to add it until it has cooled. Hand mix in that case.