In the last decade, hummus has become a go-to dip for veggies, chips, and pita bread. Hummus has been around forever in the Middle East, but its presence in the U.S. is still relatively new (and growing). If you love this Middle Eastern dip, then you may be surprised to learn just how easy it is to make yourself with this homemade hummus recipe.
Traditionally, hummus has been thought of as peasant food in the Middle East because it’s so cheap to make. While hummus isn’t the most expensive grocery store item in the U.S., it’s also not the cheapest. More than that, homemade hummus’s flavor is superior to store-bought hummus.
Not only does homemade hummus taste better than store-bought, it’s often much healthier too. If you’re following a low-sodium diet, you’re better off making this hummus recipe from scratch rather than buying a tub from the store. The hummus sold at the store is often contains greater sodium content and additives to help preserve it.
When making this hummus recipe, you’ll need canned chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, and salt. Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds and gives great flavor to the hummus.
One of the best parts about making this hummus recipe is that it’s incredibly quick and easy to make. Making hummus at home really doesn’t require that much more effort than picking up a tub from the store. All the ingredients for the hummus are dumped into a food processor and blended until smooth. How’s that for an effortless, tasty snack?