I was first introduced to hummus some five years ago by my friend Laura. Laura makes this simple yet rich and flavorful hummus with paprika and garlic that is just out of the world! I have since been completely in love with the concept of hummus, and have tried all kinds of hummus everywhere. But nothing beats Laura’s hummus. So I asked her to share her recipe with you all. It is also a very healthy and inexpensive snack that’s so much better than the preservatives laden store bought versions. You must try this recipe soon!
Here is Laura’s amazing Garlic and Paprika hummus for you.
Hummus is a great snack – served with carrots or a little pita bread – but it’s full of fat, so be careful only to eat a tablespoon or two. Oh, who am I kidding? Hummus makes a great lunch. Or dinner. I haven’t tried it for breakfast yet, but that gives me an idea for tomorrow. Full of protein and healthy fats, I never feel guilty for filling a little bowl hummus, dribbling some olive oil over the top, and diving in with carrots and pita bread.
I used to buy a tub of hummus at the grocery store every once in a while, eat it, and forget about it for months. Then, I decided to make my own, and everything changed. Full of the sharp bite of garlic and the nuttiness of tahini but without the aftertaste that comes with the pre-packaged stuff, this recipe changes the hummus game. Now, I keep the makings in my cupboard and mix it up every chance I get.
Try it my way. Then, play with it. Like garlic? Add more. Too nutty? Cut back on the tahini. Want it even smoother? Add more water. This great thing about this recipe is that it’s versatile – it begs you to play with the proportions until you make it entirely your own.
Garlic and Paprika hummus recipe
Level: easy Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 0 Serves: 4-5
1 (15 oz ) can of boiled chickpeas, rinsed
2 cloves of garlic (or more, depending on how garlicky you like your hummus)
1/4 cup of olive oil (plus more to drizzle on top to serve)
2 tbsp tahini
1 tsp ground cumin
Dash of kosher salt
Paprika (shaken on top for serving)
Put everything except the paprika and extra olive oil in a food processor and blend. Add water as necessary until it reaches the desired consistency. Put in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika before serving