Gather your ingredients.
Juice the lemons. I used three small ones, but will be adding the juice to the hummus by taste. Pulp and seeds strained out.
About three thumb seized cloves of garlic.
Peel and clean them up.
I use a microplane to mince them.
Drain the beans. I did not rinse them. I also saved the bean juice just in case I need to thin out the hummus a bit.
Ready for the processor! Dump everything in but you may want to reserve some of the lemon juice so you can control the taste.
You may want to scrape the sides of the bowl as you are processing to get everything incorporated.
Taste as you go - the lemon juice counteracts the bite of the garlic so add more to smooth it out.
Scrape the proto-hummus out into a bowl.
It's tahini time!! Add 1/3 cup of the stuff into the bowl and hand stir (don't use the processor)
Tip: you may want to stir the tahini before measuring it out. My can had a lot of solidified stuff on the bottom.
Tip: To measure the tahini, I found it was easy to simply pour it into a measuring cup.
Mix it up until it looks like hummus! I added a bit more lemon and salt at this point since the tahini flavor was a bit too strong for me.
Smear some on a pita chip and enjoy!!
- Can chick peas
- 3.0 Thumb sized cloves of garlic
- 1/2 Lemons, juiced
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