This one little trick will give you the smoothest hummus you’ve ever had. Basic ingredients – no tahini required. My favorite hummus ever.
- 2 cans chickpeas
- 1 clove garlic
- 2–3 tablespoons olive oil
- up to ½ cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Remove the skins from the chickpeas by gently pinching them until the skin comes off. Discard the skins and reserve the chickpeas.
- Place de-skinned chickpeas in a blender or food processor with garlic, olive oil, ¼ cup water, and salt. Blend or puree until very smooth, adding the remaining water one tablespoon at a time if the mixture is too sticky to move through the blender. Once the mixture is going, you can stream in a little bit more olive oil to help achieve a super creamy texture.
- Serve on pitas, crackers, veggies, or sandwiches. Adjust seasonings as you like!
Note: I love garlic, but even two cloves can make for some very garlicky hummus that will hang with you for several hours. If you have an aversion to garlic, use a little garlic salt instead or start with half of a clove. You can always add more, but you can’t take it out once it’s been blended together! Another option is roasting or sautéing the garlic before blending to help tone down the garlic “bite”.