Hummus, 4 ways

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Hummus is by far my favorite snack. I'll eat it all day every day if I could. I love the taste and it goes with everything. But if you're like me, and can get bored of certain foods easily, then this is the recipe for you. This recipe makes four different types of hummus so you can still snack on hummus and not get bored of it so quickly. These four different hummus recipes are so easy and so delicious. By no means are any of them claiming to be authentic versions of hummus. This recipe is simply my modern take on the classic hummus recipe. This recipe is super quick since you can use canned chickpeas and don't have to soak them overnight. The different types of hummus all start out with the same base of chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, salt, and water. Then comes the mix-ins which add a ton of yummy flavors and color!

TOTAL TIME (per hummus): 5 minutes

SERVINGS: about 2 cups of hummus (per variation)


INGREDIENTS:

Classic Hummus:

15 oz. can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)

6 tablespoons tahini

¼ cup olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice (add more/less to taste)

2 tablespoons water

¼ teaspoon cumin (to taste)

Za'atar spice (to taste)

Salt (to taste)

Jalapeño Cilantro Hummus:

15 oz. can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)

6 tablespoons tahini

¼ cup olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice (add more/less to taste)

2 tablespoons water

¼ cup cilantro

2 medium jalapeños roughly chopped (do not seed)

Salt (to taste)


Roasted Red Pepper Hummus:

15 oz. can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)

6 tablespoons tahini

¼ cup olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice (add more/less to taste)

2 tablespoons water

½ cup roasted red peppers

Cayenne (to taste)

Paprika (to taste)

Salt (to taste)


Beet Hummus:

15 oz. can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)

6 tablespoons tahini

¼ cup olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice (add more/less to taste)

2 tablespoons water

2 whole roasted chopped beets (you can use canned beets)

Paprika (to taste)

Salt (to taste)


RECIPE:

  1. Blend all of the ingredients together in a food processor. If the hummus isn't creamy enough, add some more water, olive oil, or tahini one tablespoon at a time to smooth it out. Add more seasonings and lemon juice to taste if necessary. Top with some olive oil and paprika before serving.