I like to cook my garlic a little first so the flavor isn’t as intense. I like garlic, just not raw garlic! 🙂 And I prefer to use garlic cloves instead of garlic powder. I always think fresh is better!
If nightshades are problematic for you, just leave out the cayenne pepper.
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I use my Vitamix Blender to make the hummus. A food processor will work too.
I hope you enjoy it! It doesn’t last long at our house!
Oil Free, Seed Free, Garlicky Hummus
- 2 -4 garlic cloves peeled and diced
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 cups cooked garbanzo beans
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice to taste
- 3/4 teaspoon sea salt to taste
- 1/4 cup water more as needed
- few dashes cayenne pepper optional
Peel and chop the garlic. Use 2 cloves if you like less garlic flavor and 4 cloves if you like more. (If you aren't sure how much garlic you like, prepare all 4 cloves, but put in half the garlic when starting to blend the hummus....adding more later if desired.)
Put the garlic in a microwave safe bowl with the 2 tablespoons water and microwave on 50% power for 1 minute 30 seconds.
Put the garlic and water it was cooked in, the garbanzo beans, lemon juice, salt, 1/4 cup water and cayenne pepper (if using) in a food processor or high powered blender.
Blend for a bit. Check the consistency and add additional water if needed. Taste and add more lemon juice, salt or cayenne pepper if desired along with a heaping spoonful of love and blend a bit longer.
Chill until serving time, or eat right away. I like to make it ahead so the flavors can blend a bit. Enjoy!!!
I like to cook the garlic first in the water because I like the taste of garlic but not the taste of raw garlic!