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Classic Hummus

Classic Hummus

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® California Style Minced Garlic made from Fresh Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Cumin, Ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Red Pepper, Crushed or 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Red Pepper, Ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Garnishes such as chopped green onions, chopped olives and chopped tomato (optional)

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

Serves:

Keep a can of chickpeas in your pantry for when you have unexpected guests. You can easily prepare hummus, a Middle Eastern chickpea dip.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick®.

Substitution Tip: Prepare as directed, using 2 teaspoons McCormick® Garlic Powder in place of the Minced Garlic. Add 1/3 cup reserved chickpea liquid.

Tahini Hummus: Stir in 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste).

Bruschetta with Hummus and Roasted Red Pepper: Spread Bruschetta Toasts with hummus. Top each with a shaving of Manchego cheese and a strip of roasted red pepper.

Preparation

  1. Drain chickpeas, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid. Place chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, red pepper and salt in food processor; cover. Process until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary. Add reserved liquid; process until smooth.
  2. Drizzle hummus with olive oil. Garnish with toppings as desired. Serve with pita chips or warm pita wedges. Store hummus in airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 days.