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The Best Ideas to Up Your Homemade Hummus Game

The Best Ideas to Up Your Homemade Hummus Game

Words Rebecca Ulanoff

Bored of the hummus options at your grocery store? Making your own is easier than you think! Try one of these easy recipes for red pepper hummus or black bean and feta hummus, or adapt our basic recipe with your favorite ingredients.

Store-bought hummus can be great, but with homemade hummus you get total control over flavor, consistency, volume, well—everything. Like lemon? Load it in. Gaga over garlic? Get on it. Not crazy about chickpeas? Mix things up with black beans, edamame, or even lentils.

Even better, DIY hummus is easy to whip up, cheap to make, packed with protein, vegan AND gluten-free. Plus, tahini (aka sesame paste) lasts a really, ridiculously long time in your fridge, so, once you buy it, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to experiment.

OXO One Stop Chop Manual Food Processor homemade hummus

Try the OXO One Stop Chop Manual Food Processor to up your hummus game. See below for our basic recipe, plus a couple of variations. Don’t have a manual food processor? Use an electric one or even a blender. Homemade hummus will last up to five days in a glass storage container in the fridge, or longer in the freezer, but it makes such a great snack, that chances are your family will gobble it up long before then.

OXO One Stop Chop Manual Food Processor homemade hummus

Basic Homemade Hummus Recipe

Ingredients

1 can of chickpeas (drained, with liquid reserved)
2 garlic cloves
3 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1⁄3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons water (or use the liquid reserved from can of chickpeas)

OXO One Stop Chop Manual Food Processor homemade hummus

Instructions

  • Combine garlic, drained chickpeas and olive oil in the Manual Food Processor.
  • Turn handle until combined (the texture will still be rough).
  • Use a citrus juicer or citrus squeezer to juice a fresh lemon.
  • Add tahini and lemon juice. Turn handle until smooth.
  • Add water (or liquid reserved from chickpea can) and turn handle until desired thickness is reached.

OXO One Stop Chop Manual Food Processor homemade hummus

Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

Ingredients

1 can of chickpeas (drained, with liquid reserved)
2 garlic cloves
3 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1⁄3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons water (or use the liquid reserved from can of chickpeas)
1/3 cup roasted red peppers

OXO One Stop Chop Manual Food Processor homemade hummus

Instructions

  • Combine garlic, drained chickpeas and olive oil in the Manual Food Processor.
  • Turn handle until combined (the texture will still be rough).
  • Add tahini and lemon juice. Turn handle until smooth.
  • Add water (or the liquid reserved from can of chickpeas) and turn handle until desired thickness is reached.
  • Add roasted red peppers and turn handle until incorporated into the hummus.

OXO One Stop Chop Manual Food Processor homemade hummus

Black Bean and Feta Hummus Recipe

Ingredients

1 can of black beans, rinsed
2 garlic cloves
3 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/3 cup olive oil
3 or more tablespoons water
Crumbled feta to taste

OXO One Stop Chop Manual Food Processor homemade hummus

Instructions

  • Combine garlic, drained and rinsed black beans and olive oil in the Manual Food Processor.
  • Turn handle until combined (the texture will still be rough).
  • Add tahini and lemon juice. Turn handle until smooth.
  • Add water and turn handle until desired thickness is reached.
  • Add crumbled feta and turn handle until incorporated into the hummus

OXO One Stop Chop Manual Food Processor homemade hummus

Still hungry? Try this delicious beet cashew hummus or one of these fun kid-friendly (and car-friendly!) snacks.

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By Rebecca Ulanoff

Rebecca Ulanoff is part of OXO’s Brand Communications Team. She enjoys talking about her next meal while eating her current one. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and four-year-old daughter.

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