Classic Hummus

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Well, I did it.

I finally bought a food processor.

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It’s been about 2 years since ours broke – while we were making hummus, funny enough – and it’s taken me that long to finally buy a new one.

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I have a whole page of recipe ideas in a notebook that were just waiting for a food processor….so watch out for way too many hummus recipes, a bunch of homemade nut butters and anything else I can throw in this thing.

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Does being this excited about a kitchen appliance mean I’m totally an adult now? I think I’m still okay as long as vacuuming stays my most hated chore. Blech. I’d rather do anything else than vacuum.

Can’t baking bread and making hummus count as house chores? I think I’d get a gold star for those.

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If you put this next to an authentic hummus, this wouldn’t be considered “classic” because I didn’t have any tahini. But this is one of my favorite, basic hummus recipes.

This was also the first time I peeled my chickpeas before throwing them in the food processor. I think it made a difference? I’ve got a ton more recipes to make soon, so I’ll report back on that once I try a few different versions.

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Yeah for new appliances!

Classic Hummus

Makes: about 2 cups of hummus

Ingredients:

  • 2 15 oz. cans of chickpeas, drained, rinsed and peeled
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • more olive oil and smoked paprika for serving

Directions:

  1. Pour the peeled chickpeas into the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Drizzle in the olive oil and add the garlic, salt, and smoked paprika.
  3. Let the food processor run, 3-4 minutes, until the chickpeas are broken down and the hummus is smooth and creamy. If you want it smoother, add a little more olive oil while it’s running.
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9 Responses to “Classic Hummus”

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    Shannon — August 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    peeling does make a difference… but i don’t do it every time b/c, well, it takes time ;) yay for new appliances!! i can’t wait for unpacking my newest addition after we move :)

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    Cassie — August 2, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I literally just got a new food processor a couple weeks ago and the first thing that I made was hummus. I had wanted one for so long and I have used it so much already. You can’t go wrong with classic hummus!

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    Biz — August 2, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Wow, I couldn’t live without my food processor – kudos to you for holding out for so long!

    I don’t even like beets, but I made a beet hummus that is amazing – you might like it – its a sweet/savory hummus – but just slightly sweet.

    http://mybizzykitchen.com/2010/04/18/bsi-beets/

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    Eileen — August 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Yay hummus! That’s definitely a good reason to own a food processor. Maybe I should actually get one myself one of these days…

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    Paula - bell'alimento — August 2, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I love hummus and I’ll totally vacuum for you if you’ll do my hated chore – dishes for me ; ) xoxo

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    Kathryn — August 2, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    I’ve been meaning to buy a proper food processor for about 5 years so you’re a bit ahead of me ;)

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 2, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Mmm such a treat!

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    Heidi @ Food Doodles — August 3, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I could not live without my food processor for that long! I have a small, cheap one but I love it! Hummus is one of the things I make the most in it. Love!

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    Leslie — August 6, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    2 years without a food processor? Yikes! Love your hummus!

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