Homemade Hummus that tastes like Store Bought Hummus

homemade hummus

I finally figured out the trick to making homemade hummus that tastes like store bought hummus. I was looking up uses for garbanzo bean flour and found a recipe on the Bob’s Red Mill site for homemade hummus with re-constituted garbanzo bean flour. I did substitute a few items but it turned out great. It takes a LOT longer to make than my regular recipes but if you are looking to match store bought taste this recipe can not be beat!

I used:

  • 3/4 cup          garbanzo bean flour
  • 2 1/2 cups     water
  • 4 cloves         garlic, stem end removed
  • 1/4 cup          vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup          almond butter
  • juice of          one lemon
  • 1/4 tsp           Frank’s Red Hot
  • 1/2 tsp           cumin
  • 1/4 cup         extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2                 red pepper, sliced/chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste

To make:

  1. Bring water to a boil on stove top on medium heat
  2. Whisk in garbanzo bean flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low (more like low-high) and cook 5 minutes
  4. LET COOL  15 minutes
  5. In the meanwhile, saute the red pepper on low heat with a little olive oil for 5-10 minutes
  6. In a food processor, puree the garbanzo bean mixture, garlic, broth, almond butter, lemon juice, red pepper, and Red Hot
  7. Add the cumin, salt, and pepper to the food processor and then while it is running slowly pour the EVOO slowly through the feed tube

***If the mixture is too stiff; add more broth

***Mixture will thicken with time

***Taste to see if more salt, pepper, or lemon is needed

8.  Pour into a bowl (recipe made two large bowls for me) and cover with plastic wrap for at least 1 hour; then refrigerate or enjoy



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