Reasons I don’t buy hummus in stores anymore is because it’s SO EASY to make! Here’s a recipe I posted back in 2014! The jalapeno hummus recipe is still solid, but these new additions of ingredients definitely elevates the outcome.
So assuming you follow my previous suggestion of making your own hummus from dried chickpeas, you now have a few cups of cooked hummus to work with. You can also use canned chickpeas, whichever you find more efficient. I’m also a season to taste person, which I also recommend you to do in this case.
Here are your base ingredients that applies to all hummus recipe:
- Sesame paste or sesame oil
- Olive oil
- Lemon juice
- Salt & pepper
Beet Sriracha Hummus: Add a can of beets, drained and Sriracha
Spinach Basil Hummus: Add a few handfuls of frozen spinach and fresh basil
I find that garlic adds a lot of flavor to the recipe, so I add at least 1 large clove per cup of cooked hummus. For lemon juice, I buy the pre-squeeze bottle, but fresh is always better and I like to use a lot, 1/2 tablespoon per cup. At the end of the day though, you should go with your preferences and add as much or as little of seasonings as they suit your taste. Just remember, be generous with the salt to highlight flavoring.
I make a lot every time, but hummus stores really well. I just put it in a large container and take some out each day to eat. You can be fancy and buy small containers for convenient grab and go snacks.
I think hummus goes especially well with carrots, but even if you don’t eat them with a vegetable, you are eating vegetables because they’re inside the hummus! Since both beet and spinach don’t have their own taste, you won’t even notice them in there. It’s a great way to add more vegetables to your diet.
I also love making it for any gatherings because it goes so well as a dip. I prefer the beet version because it’s on the sweeter side of savory because of the natural sugar in beets. I’ve had friends say they like the basil spinach because it tastes very refreshing. Which one do you like better?
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