Once you’ve made your own hummus, you’ll puzzle over why you ever bought it pre-made. It’s easy to put together, especially if you’re using canned garbanzo beans — just chuck all the ingredients in a blender or food processor, blend until smooth, and you’ve got a dip that’s far superior to store-bought.
This is a basic hummus recipe, with tasty additions of smoked paprika and roasted red peppers. I roasted mine on a Weber grill, but you can do yours under the broiler in an oven, or held with tongs over a gas stove. Any way you manage to get them charred all over will work well. Of course, you could really simplify things and buy a jar of roasted peppers, in which case you’ll want to leave out the salt — jarred peppers are already loaded with sodium. Season to taste once your hummus is blended.