Make Your Own Hummus!

Those in the know order our Garlic Naan Bread & Hummus appetizer whenever they take a Flagship dinner cruise. It's one of the optional starters you can add to your three-course meal, as well as a popular display choice aboard our private events charters.  Healthy and light, yet just filling enough to satisfy, hummus is a great option to make at home as well. You will be surprised to see how easy it is to recreate our delicious hummus at home. 

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas            1 ½ cups cooked beans (you can also use canned)
  • Tahini                    ¼ cup (a paste made from ground sesame seeds)
  • Lemon Juice       ¼ cups
  • Olive Oil               2 tablespoons
  • Chipotle (or replace with your favorite herbs / spices / garlic), to taste 
  • Salt, to taste

Preparation

To prepare your beans for blending, start them the day before.

  1. Soak dried garbanzo beans overnight, peel them (for a smoother consistency, but not necessary) and pick out any imperfections or rocks, place in your pan and cover with water, bring to a boil, simmer for 2 hours – you can also use a slow cooker for 8 hours on low.  Add a generous pinch of salt when you have 30 minutes left.  1 cup of dried beans = 3 cups of prepared beans
  2. Now you’re ready to blend.  Time for your trusty food processor…
  3. Add the tahini and lemon juice and blend for about a minute.  This will thicken the tahini to a nice whipped consistency.
  4. Then add your chickpeas.  Again, blend about a minute.  
  5. Add the olive oil and spices, we like chipotle, but you can use whatever you want.  Blend for a minute.
  6. Now that all your ingredients have been blended, check your consistency.  If you need some extra “fluff”, add 2-3 tablespoons of cold water and blend a little longer.
  7. Garnish the top with paprika or parsley and serve with some warmed pita bread or fresh vegetables!

Snap a pic of the final results and use the hashtag #FlagshipSD so we can see your delicious creations!