Easy Hummus

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READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by RudyH

Hummus is a popular dip usually eaten with pita bread at Middle Eastern restaurants. This version is is easy to make for anyone with a food processor. All of the ingredients are commonly available. It is every bit as good as hummus made with tahini. Consider this the convenience food version of hummus. You may be aghast at the use of bottled lemon juice and jarred garlic, but it really does work as well as fresh for this recipe. This hummus makes a good sandwich filling: Fill a pita pocket or a warmed flour tortilla with a few tablespoons of hummus. Add sliced tomato, lettuce, red onion, and perhaps a few pickled banana pepper rings. It's very satisfying.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans)
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic (the convenience garlic in a jar works well for this)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (bottled lemon juice works well for this)
  • 1 dash cayenne (optional)

Directions

  1. Rinse the garbanzo beans and set aside to drain in a colander.
  2. Set up your food processor. Use the blade.
  3. Add the beans and the ranch dressing to the food processor. Process this into a uniform paste.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and process for a few more seconds, just long enough to blend the ingredients.
  5. The hummus is done and is ready to serve.

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