(a transliteration of the Arabic: حمّص; also spelled hamos, homos, houmous, hommos, hommus, hummos or hummous; see romanization of Arabic) is a Levantine Arab dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. It is a popular food throughout the Middle East and elsewhere.
definition found here on Wikipedia.
I do not like chickpeas.
I do not like store bought hummus. but...
I LOVE my homemade hummus derived from a recipe my sister gave me. So as picnic season is upon us, I thought you may like it too.
1 can chick peas, drained/rinsed
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 1/2 T olive oil
1/2 Tablespoon cumin
1/3 cup roasted red pepper (I use from a jar)
1/3 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro
(no need to cut throw in stems and all just remove the very bottom)
drain & rinse chickpeas. Place Chickpeas and lemon juice in food processor. process til mostly smooth. Add olive oil and spices process til mixed. Add red pepper and cilantro, process a final time. Serve with Pita Chips, fresh veggies, whatever you like.
variations: omit cilantro and red pepper add 1/2 cup olives and 2 tsp garlic powder.