This was actually my first attempt at a "copycat" recipe, trying to replicate one of my favourite storebought hummuses (is that a word?): PC's masala hummus. I love the infusion of Indian spices into their hummus and the way they're balanced out by the hint of sweetness from the honey. But since hummus is so easy to make at home (provided you have a food processor), I can't justify buying small tubs of it when I can make a much larger batch for much less money myself.
To make my own masala hummus, I incorporated most the ingredients from the ingredient list in amounts that I thought would work, then I tasted, tasted, and tasted some more until I finally reached what I thought to be a close enough match (with agreement from my fellow taste-testers at home). While the final product wasn't a perfect match for the PC brand, I still loved the flavour and creaminess of my version and will happily eat it from now on instead of having to buy it from the store.
If you want to make/serve your own hummus but Indian flavours aren't your thing, try one of my two other favourites: beet hummus and buffalo wing hummus!
Recipe by Once Upon a Cutting Board, Inspired by PC's masala hummus
Makes about 2 cups
1/3 cup liquid from the can of chickpeas
3 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Add all ingredients except for the olive oil into the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Add the olive oil to the feed tube and let slowly pour into the bowl as the motor is running, until it's well incorporated. Taste and adjust any seasonings if necessary.