Copycat Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus
Serving Size / Yield
- 2 cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas) drained (about 3 cups)
- 1 garlic clove
- 6 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. tahini
- 1 1/4 tsp. salt
- zest of 1 lg. lemon
- juice of 2 lg. lemons
- 1/4 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
- about 1/2 C. hot water
Place the garlic clove in the food processor and pulse a few times.
Dump the rest of the ingredients in to the food processor, except for the hot water, and run for 3-4 minutes. After the first 30 seconds or so, stream in the water while the processor is still running – until you reach your desired consistency and continue to process until very smooth and creamy.
Taste for seasoning and consistency, adding a bit more water if needed. This will set up a bit in the fridge, so make it a tad runnier than you think you’d like!
Pour the hummus into a container & chill a few hours or overnight before serving to let the flavors meld.
Before serving, drizzle with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes.
Serve with veggies and rice crackers or pita chips!