Fixing the taste of bitter homemade hummus is as simple as finding the proper balance between flavors. Keep extra ingredients on hand when creating a batch and plan on using slightly less of the called-for ingredients -- tahini, garlic and lemon or olive oil. Tasting the hummus as you go will help you find a flavor profile that works well for you. Experiment with different brands of tahini until you find a favorite.
Things You'll Need
- Food processor
- Garbanzo beans
- Olive oil
Assemble your food processor and add the prepared hummus.
Add 1/2 cup of cooked garbanzo beans and process on high until thoroughly blended.
Taste the hummus. If it's still too bitter, add an additional 1/2 cup garbanzo beans, 1 teaspoon each of sugar and salt, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and 2 tablespoons water. Process on high until blended.
Adjust the ingredients until you find the flavor profile that fits your tastes.
Transfer the hummus to a serving plate.
Create a bowl in the center of the hummus and drizzle on first-press olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika. Chill or serve immediately.