The other day, we had a party at our house and my friend brought black bean hummus which we all proceeded to gather around and devour. It was delicious so I decided to make some. I’ve always been a pretty big fan of hummus but sometimes I get in moods where I eat it every day and put it on everything and it’s magical. Then I take a brief hiatus, eat other stuff, but sooner or later, I eat hummus again and then I go back to eating it all the time. Yum.
I had always thought that making hummus would be pretty hard or intensive but I was wrong. I’m not even really sure why I thought that except that we think all kinds of things in life that are just silly or incorrect and frankly untrue. This is one of those times.
It’s actually pretty simple. You just gather up your ingredients, mix ‘em and you have homemade hummus without any of that weird added stuff that for some reason store bought stuff always has. I’m not a big fan of buying store bought food and sauces because I don’t like not being able to pronounce things that I am putting in my body. Of course, I would probably eat foie gras and I am sure I had no clue how to say that until someone told me but you get my point.
I don’t want to eat shagllutoisaashjfosis. Or other similar things.
In any case, I will eat hummus. All the hummus.
- 2 cans black beans
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 jalapeno, minced (seeds removed if desired)
- 2 teaspoon cumin
- juice of ½ lemon, more to taste
- 3 tablespoons olive oil or more as needed
- salt and pepper to taste
- Put all ingredients in food processor and pulse until smooth. If too thick, add more olive oil.
- Put hummus in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil.