Homemade Hummus [recipe]

A quick and easy hummus recipe.

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Ingredients:
1 can of chickpeas (drained)
Juice of half a lemon
olive oil
apple cider vinegar
1 garlic clove, peeled and pressed (optional)

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I use a Cuisinart Smart Stick immersion blender for this recipe.  It comes with a mixing cup that is the perfect size and seems to smooth the hummus better than a food processor.  You can find one of these online or I got mine at Kohl’s.  It is my favorite kitchen tool.

If you don’t have an immersion blender, use a food processor.

1) Place all the ingredients in the food processor or a bowl.  I use about 2 Tablespoons of oil and 1 to 1 1/2 Tbsp vinegar.

2) Mix until smooth, adding more oil as necessary to smooth the mixture out.

This creates a very tangy, simple hummus.  The garlic is fairly strong.  You can add many other ingredients to this recipe.  Traditionally, tahini is added.  This will give it less of a tangy flavor.  You could also add roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes or a plethora of spices.

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Enjoy!!

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