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If you’re a foodie, you can enjoy quirky holidays like Grilled Cheese Day and National Sandwich Day, but did you know that today is International Hummus Day too? You can find hummus at many grocery stores, but making fresh homemade hummus tastes even better. However, there are so many hummus recipes to choose from. Lucky for you, below, you can learn how to make five different kinds of hummus to properly enjoy International Hummus Day.
1. Roasted red pepper hummus
Here’s an easy, savory roasted red pepper hummus recipe. In a food processor, process the following until the mixture is smooth: two cloves of garlic, one can of drained garbanzo beans, a third of a cup of tahini, and a third of a cup lemon juice. Next, combine half a cup of roasted peppers and a quarter-teaspoon of basil until smooth. Add a pinch of salt and pepper, transfer to a small bowl, and serve.
2. White bean hummus
You don’t need to make hummus with chickpeas: Here’s a white bean hummus recipe. Add a can of white beans and one minced garlic clove to a food processor and puree until it’s smooth. While the processor is running, add one ice cube, a quarter-cup of tahini, juice from half of a lemon, and a pinch of kosher salt. Blend for about four minutes.
Blend until it’s your desired consistency. (If it’s too thick, add a little hot water.) Make sure to run the processor until your hummus is thoroughly mixed and serve.
3. Artichoke hummus
If you like artichokes, this is a delicious artichoke hummus recipe. In a food processor, combine one can of chickpeas, one can of artichokes, a half-cup of tahini, two tablespoons of lemon juice, two garlic cloves, and a quarter-cup of water. Add a dash of salt, cumin, and red pepper flakes. Puree the mixture until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl and top it with a little olive oil and fresh parsley.
4. Greek hummus
If you want to make Greek-style hummus, you can follow this recipe. In a food processor or blender, combine two cans of chickpeas, juice from one lemon, two tablespoons of tahini, two tablespoons of olive oil, two teaspoons of cumin, and one garlic clove. Mix for one minute. Season with a dash of salt and pepper. Lastly, dig into some delectable Greek-style hummus.
5. Turkish hummus
If you want to make Turkish-style hummus, you can follow this recipe. Cook one can of chickpeas in a pressure cooker until they’re tender. Next, peel the cooked chickpeas. In a food processor, process the chickpeas, two tablespoons of tahini, juice from half a lemon, a quarter cup of water, a quarter cup of olive oil, one teaspoon of cumin, two cloves of garlic, and a pinch of salt. Transfer the mixture to a serving plate.
In a saucepan, heat some olive oil, then add two teaspoons of chili pepper and cook for a few seconds. Remove the olive oil and chili from the heat. Top the hummus with your chili pepper and olive oil sauce mixture. Sprinkle pepper flakes on top and enjoy.
What’s in your favorite hummus recipe? Sound off in the comments!