I'm very particular when it comes to hummus. It must not be thin and runny. I feel like everyone has their own preferences when it comes to hummus, which is why there are so many different flavors and consistencies. This weekend I decided to make some of my own. All I had to buy was the chickpeas and tahini, since I had everything else already in stock. I had some cilantro in the fridge which was on it's way out, so I threw that in as well.
2 cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons water
1 handful of fresh cilantro
juice of 1/2 lemon
5 tablespoons olive oil
3 large cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
You basically throw all of this in a food processor until it purees. I discovered that having a larger food processor would make this recipe a lot easier! I had to make it in three batches because mine is the smallest model. It came out pretty well, just the consistency that I prefer. I formed a well in the center and drizzled a bit of olive oil over it before serving. My taste tester gave it the stamp of approval.
Chef's Soundtrack: Ray LaMontagne - "Hannah"