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DIY: 5 Minute Hummus

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Hummus is everywhere right now —  whether used as a simple spread or the star player, it’s almost harder to find a way not to enjoy hummus. Despite it’s widespread use, many don’t realize how easy it is to make your own varieties right at home! This classic hummus recipe won’t take you longer than 5 minutes to whip up. Plus, once you master the basics, you can experiment with as many different flavors and textures as you choose.

Garbanzo beans, the backbone of this traditional hummus recipe, provide both protein and fiber. Pair with your favorite veggies or whole wheat pita for a snack that makes you feel great!

5 Minute Hummus
Makes about 1 ½ cups

DIY: 5 Minute Hummus

Ingredients

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
1 15oz/425g tin organic garbanzo beans/chickpeas thoroughly rinsed and drained
3 tablespoons hulled tahini
3/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt, plus more to taste
2 cloves garlic minced
Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
Pinch sweet paprika (optional, for garnish)

Instructions

  1. In a food processor fitted with the S blade or a high-speed blender puree the olive oil, lemon juice, chickpeas, garlic, tahini, salt, and pepper for 30 to 60 seconds until creamy. A blender will produce a smoother, finer-textured dip. If you prefer a more rustic, chunky texture use a food processor. Tweak flavors to taste. You may like more lemon juice and salt.
  2. Transfer to a serving bowl, and sprinkle with paprika. Serve with corn chips, flat bread, or veggie sticks.

~Tess Masters, The Blender Girl 

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