Hummus is made from just a few flavorful ingredients: Garbanzo beans, Tahini, which is ground sesame seed paste, garlic, lemon juice, and some Olive Oil and Sumac (or Paprika) for garnish.
You can play around with flavors by adding olives, hot and spicy chili paste (or the peppers themselves), and pine nuts to name a few.
You can also play up the garlic or lemon juice, depending on your preference.
But beware, if you add additional ingredients, then the measurements in this recipe will likely not apply.
As always, taste as you go and blend/process after each addition to check flavor and consistency.
This delicious dish can be served as (or part of) a main meal, side dish, definitely a snack, great for BBQ’s and cookouts and even pot lucks!
Once you start making your own Hummus, you’ll NEVER buy it again, I promise! 🙂
Note – taste as you go, because it’s easy to add too much of something and ruin a batch, but it’s much easier to add more flavor in small bits as you puree.