Made From Scratch: Everything Bagel Hummus

Everything bagel hummus takes less than five minutes to make and is a great afternoon snack served alongside pita wedges or fresh-cut veggies.

Everything Bagel Hummus || A Less Processed Life

I saw a commercial the other day for a new product by a company that sells canned beans. They now also make a "Hummus Made Easy" pouch. I suppose for major convenience sake that's a great idea, but really, it is not hard to make hummus from scratch. NOT HARD AT ALL! And, yes, I suppose it takes more than three steps to make, but it really isn't rocket science.

Everything Bagel Hummus || A Less Processed Life

I probably make a new batch of hummus every week – D likes to take some to work to snack on with veggies or crackers. I like that, given the simplicity of the base recipe, it's super-simple to customize flavors and never have the same hummus twice.

Everything Bagel Hummus || A Less Processed Life

I'm a sucker for hummus that has extra jooj (zhuzj?) on top. I'm totally That Girl who eats up all the extra topping first. Don't judge. This hummus recipe uses my everything bagel spice blend to amp up the flavor and add a little satisfying crunch.

Everything Bagel Hummus (printer-friendly version)
makes about 3 cups

2 garlic cloves, peeled
2 16-ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 teaspoons fine sea salt
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons tahini
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1-2 tablespoons everything bagel spice blend

1. Add the garlic cloves to the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Process until minced.
2. Add the chickpeas, salt, tahini, and lemon juice to the food processor. Process until coarsely pureed, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
3. Add in the olive oil and process until smooth.
4. Season with additional salt if necessary. Spoon the hummus into a serving bowl and sprinkle with everything bagel spice blend before serving. Serve alongside pita bread, toasted bread slices, or fresh veggies.