Hummus Recipe

I only started eating hummus maybe last year. I never really heard about it before that. Now I love it. It gives me my garlic fix every day (keeps me not sick), and it's healthy! Not all hummus is alike though. I find some brands are really bland. But I found one recently that's one of the best I've had: Summer Fresh Classics Light Hummus. I don't usually like "light" stuff, but we got it because my son (18 months), who has several allergies, can eat it. In fact, he'll eat a ton of hummus. He'll scoop it up with a cracker, and just keep scooping without actually eating the cracker.

But rather than buying this over and over, I've been trying to make my own that tastes similar. My first try wasn't very good, but today I got pretty close. Here's my recipe:

1 can of chickpeas (540ml, 19oz), drained
4 tbsp lemon juice
4 tbsp tahini (I used store bought stuff this time, but you can find recipes to make your own)
1 large clove of garlic
1/2 tbsp salt
1/4 cup water

Put it all in a blender and mix it! Now it is quite thick, which means that sometimes you'll get a bubble around the blender's blade and the blender won't actually be mixing anything. If that happens, stop the blender, stir it by hand, then start the blender again. I used a Magic Bullet so that I could pick up the whole thing and shake it while it was going.

Enjoy!

Edit: I increased the lemon juice from 3 to 4 tbsp and the tahini from 2 to 4 tbsp. More flavour that way.

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