This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.

I’ve been wanting to make my own hummus for a while, but I could not find that blasted tahini in the commissary. I finally did, so I decided to try this recipe.

1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
2 tablespoons tahini
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil

1. Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.
2. Place in serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus.
3. Add a small amount (1-2 tablespoons) of olive oil in the well. Garnish with parsley (optional).
4. Serve immediately with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread, or cover and refrigerate.

I had no pita bread. So I decided to just use Carr’s Table Water Crackers Baked with Roasted Garlic and Herbs. I also sprinkled a bit of parsley flakes on the hummus for presentation.

My hummus turned out to be garlicky because I kind of added more garlic than necessary. But I’m a huge fan of garlic, so I really like that extra flavouring :D But yay for making an easy, healthy food!