I’ve made my own hummus many times, but I was never in love with it. It wasn’t nearly as smooth and creamy as the store bought version. Then I stumbled upon some simple tricks in a you tube video. Ahhhh…the internet! The video was produced by two cool people from Juiceland in Austin, Texas. Here goes…
First, rinse 2 cups of garbanzo beans thoroughly and place them in a plastic juice pitcher. Cover the beans with clean water. Now here’s one of the tricks: Massage them gently to get the skins off. Stir the water with your hand or a spoon…and then drain off the water with the skins. Now that rough outer skin is gone!
Now, place your beans in a food processor (or high speed blender) with 2 cloves of garlic, 1 1/2 teaspoons of sea salt, 3 ounces of fresh lemon juice, 3 ounces of extra virgin olive oil, and 1/2 cup of water. Trick #2: Blend all of the ingredients thoroughly BEFORE adding 3 ounces of tahini (sesame paste).
Thicken with more tahini if need be. The hummus will continue to thicken when refrigerated.
Garnish with flaxseed or hempseed oil, paprika, and kalamata olives 🙂