I have been perfecting my hummus recipe for several years now. I think I finally found a blend I am quite pleased with to share! Hummus is my healthy comfort food. It is my way of indulging and being kind to my body. I use hummus as a dip, spread, and even mix it with a vinegar dressing to add depth to a boring salad. The secret to a good hummus is roasted garlic and then blend the heck out of the mixture!
2 cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
4 cloves of roasted garlic, peeled
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves (lightly packed)
1/4 cup + 3 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbs. tahini
Juice of half a lemon
1/8 cup filtered water
3/4 Tbs. sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1 drop of pure lemon essential oil (I only recommend a certain brand.)
Add all of the ingredients, except for 3 Tbs. olive oil, filtered water and lemon essential oil to a food processor and blend for a few minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl and blend for another couple of minutes. Scrape down mixture again and add filtered water and blend for a couple of more minutes. Finally add the 3 Tbs. of olive oil and blend for a few more minutes. Blending in phases, really makes a difference in the creamy texture. Be patient, it will definitely be worth the wait! Scrape the hummus into a glass bowl and then add the drop of lemon essential oil and mix well with a metal or wooden spoon. (Lemon oil should not be used in plastic containers, due to the petrochemicals in the plastic.)
Enjoy with a plate of crudités, sandwich or salad!