Homemade with love…Hummus

Here’s one of those things that really is so simple to make at home…but we all shell out an extra dollar or two to buy the pre-packaged store-bought version…

Try this, and I promise you will prefer it!

Ok so the ONLY possible issue with this recipe is that you have to PEEL THE CHICKPEAS. Crazy, right? What peel? Ohhhhh…that translucent tiny little skin that slides off when you squeeze the bean? Yeah, THAT.

Peeeeeel it.

It makes the hummus silky smooth. Don’t skip this step!
(Thanks Lindsay at PinchofYum for this tip!)
Super Smooth Silky Hummus

Author: Pinch of Yum
Prep time: 30 mins Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 10-12

2 cans chickpeas
1 clove garlic
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
up to ½ cup water
½ teaspoon salt

Remove the skins from the chickpeas by gently pinching them until the skin comes off. Discard the skins and reserve the chickpeas.
Place de-skinned chickpeas in a blender or food processor with garlic, olive oil, ¼ cup water, and salt. Blend or puree until very smooth, adding the remaining water one tablespoon at a time if the mixture is too sticky to move through the blender. Once the mixture is going, you can stream in a little bit more olive oil to help achieve a super creamy texture.

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