Classic Hummus

Classic Hummus

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

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Serves

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Classic Hummus

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.

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)

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.

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