Smooth & Creamy Green Chickpea Hummus


Ingredients

  • 3 Cups
    green chickpeas
  • .25 Cups
    fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • .25 Cups
    tahini
  • .5
    large garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons
    olive oil
  • .5 Teaspoons
    kosher salt
  • .5 - 1 Teaspoons
    ground cumin
  • 2 - 3 Tablespoons
    water
  • dash of paprika to serve

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine tahini and lemon juice. Process for 1 minute. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl then turn on and process for 30 seconds. This extra time helps “whip” or “cream” the tahini, making smooth and creamy hummus possible.

  2. Add the olive oil, minced garlic, cumin and the salt to whipped tahini and lemon juice. Process for 30 seconds, scrape sides and bottom of bowl then process another 30 seconds.

  3. Add half of the green chickpeas to the food processor then process for 1 minute. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl, add remaining green chickpeas and process for 1 to 2 minutes or until thick and quite smooth.

  4. Most likely the hummus will be too thick or still have tiny bits of chickpea. To fix this, with the food processor turned on, slowly add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water until the consistency is perfect.

  5. To serve, scrape the hummus into a bowl then drizzle about 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the top and sprinkle with paprika.

  6. Store homemade hummus in an airtight container and refrigerate up to one week.