One of my obsessions in life is hummus.
Whenever I see a kind at the grocery store I haven’t tried yet, I let out a little squeal of glee and throw it right into the cart.
But considering that we can easily go through a tub a week in my household, that’s probably a lot of unnecessary cash – especially when you consider how easy it is to make at home.
So, I dusted off my seldom-used food processor to see what I could come up with.
Hummus is so versatile – there are so many different flavour combinations out there to try. Whatever you can find in your fridge or spice cabinet, you can probably make a hummus flavouring out of it.
Today I went with two of my favourite flavours – cilantro and hot sauce.
Spicy Cilantro Hummus
- 1 1/2 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup reserved chickpea water (or regular water)
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish if you’re feeling fancy
- hot sauce to taste (I love hot sauce/spiciness, so I used about a tablespoon
1. Combine all ingredients in food processor. Process until smooth.
Umm…yea. No one can ever say hummus is difficult to make. This was the perfect chickpea/liquid ratio to me – it came out velvety smooth.
This was my weapon of choice:
They weren’t kidding with the title – this stuff is SPICY.
While taste testing this I was sweating a bit and my nose was running – so, it passes my “Is This Spicy Enough?” test with flying colours.
I will happily burn my tastebuds off for you.