No one is going to want to make out with you after eating this hummus.
Now that I’ve made that perfectly clear, I still highly recommend you try this delicious hummus recipe. Having people enjoy the air within a 5-foot radius of you is overrated, anyway.
When I was in Colombia, my friend and I made some delicious hummus and the ingredient that totally made it for me was the garlic. Taking inspiration from that, I give you my white bean garlic hummus recipe…
- 1 can chickpeas (my can was 19oz)
- ½ can white (cannellini) beans (my can was 15.5oz)
- 3 tbsp tahini
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 4 cloves minced garlic (if you’re not an intense garlic lover, just use 2)
- 1 tsp salt
- Chopped basil (I used about 6 leafs)
- Baby carrots, pita chips or whatever you like to dip in hummus
- Drain a can of chickpeas and half a can of white beans.
- Use a food processor to mash the chickpeas and white beans into mush. If at all possible, use a food processor manufactured after World War II. When I made this recipe, I was at my parent’s house and using my mom’s food processor. It wasn’t exactly cutting-edge technology. And when I made a joke about it being from the 70s, my mom didn’t even necessarily deny it. So that settles it, I made this hummus using the Partridge family’s food processor. Try not to do that, it adds an unnecessary level of difficulty to the whole thing. (And yes, I realize the 70s occurred well after WWI, rendering my joke worthless.)
- Add in the other ingredients and mix well. After doing this, I put the hummus through the food processor again to get the chunks out, but if you’re using newfangled 21st century technology, you might not have to do this.
- Serve with whatever you want. I prefer to eat my hummus with carrots, but go wild with pita chips, crackers or whatever your little heart desires.
I am a lover all strong flavors—hot sauce, garlic, any and all spices—so I think this garlic hummus is absolutely delicious. But you may want to tone down the garlic by a couple cloves if you don’t share this same passion for it (or plan on breathing near people).