We love hummus, and it really is quite easy to make at home! Hummus is delicious on toast, with tortilla chips, pitas, or as a veggie dip. It’s versatile too, you can add caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, or tomato basil. The variations are endless. For us? We like just the way this recipe is: lemon-y and garlic-y!

Do you like hummus? What are your favourite hummus flavours?

Homemade Hummus

(Makes about 2 cups)

2 cups (or 1 15-oz can) chick peas/garbanzo beans
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1 clove garlic, cut in half
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt

Drain chick peas, keeping the liquid. Place liquid, sesame seeds, and garlic in blender or food processor. Cover and blend on high speed until mixed. Add beans, lemon juice and salt. Cover and blend on high speed, stopping occasionally to scrape sides if necessary, until uniform consistency.

This can be frozen and thawed out for later use! We’re a small family, so I freeze half for later.