Hummus has become a staple when we have people over for dinner or for a barbecue. It makes a great dip for a vegetable platter and is wonderful with soft pita bread. I like to spread it over a pita and top with cucumber slices.
Of course you can find many store bought varieties that come in all kinds of flavors, but I prefer to make my own because it’s really much simpler than you might think. I’ve found that once I made this plain hummus recipe, I could start to experiment with my own flavor combinations, like sun-dried tomato, roasted garlic, or roasted red pepper. Also, the more you make the hummus the quicker you get at whipping it up in minutes. You get a feel for how much olive oil, tahini, and seasonings to add so you don’t have to measure.
So next time you’re having friends over, or if you just want fresh hummus as a snack, try out this recipe. Then, when you’re at the store, browse the hummus to see what kind of flavors you can begin to experiment with.