Drain and rinse your chickpeas, then add to a medium saucepan with 1/2 tsp of baking soda. Pour in water until it's about an inch or two above the chickpeas, then set to boil on high for 20 minutes. Toss your garlic in after 10/15 minutes to soften.
While the chickpeas boil away, make your pico. Dice the tomato and onion, then minced the jalapeño after removing the seeds and stem. For a spicy topping, add some of the seeds back in! Combine veggies with cilantro and salt, then set aside.
Pour chickpeas and garlic into a fine mesh strainer and drain. You can pick off any skins that popped off the chickpeas if you'd like but it's totally optional!
In a trusty food processor or high-powered blender, add chickpeas, lemon/lime juice, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, and avocado/olive oil. Blend well.
Scrape down the sides as needed and add tahini and ice water. Continue blending until hummus is delightfully smooth and creamy!
Feel free to add any extra tahini, oil, or ice water as needed. Next, add any extra seasoning to taste (I always dive in with a tortilla chip or a carrot to taste test) and scrape into a bowl for serving.
Top hummus with Pico de Gallo, as well as a drizzle of oil and sprinkle of paprika. Dive in with your favorite dippers!
I like to boil my chickpeas with a little baking soda and garlic for an extra creamy hummus! I'm also a big fan of serving it slightly warm just after making it. There's something about warm taco hummus with cool, crisp Pico de Gallo on top... SO GOOD!Nutrition facts below are estimated with an online nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed.