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Your New Favorite Hummus

This smooth, slightly smoky dip will have kids dipping with both hands. Enjoy the classic version, or experiment with a variety of additions like fresh basil or roasted bell peppers. Looking to dial up the fun? Blend in a cooked, chopped beet for a shocking, bright pink result.

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  • Yield: 1½ cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup canned (or cooked) chickpeas
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin (optional)
  • ¼ cup cold water

Steps:

  1. Step 1

    Combine all ingredients (except for the water) in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to combine, then turn the machine on and add the water in a slow stream, processing until smooth and creamy and scraping the side of the bowl as necessary. For thicker hummus, add less water; for a thinner consistency, add a tablespoon or two more. Refrigerate for up to 4 days.