I don’t know about you, but I have been noticing that the price of hummus has gone up in the past few month!! A few weeks ago I bought a medium sized container and it cost almost $8 with tax!!! I brought it home and it was gone in 3 days! Our family eats a lot of hummus; we use it on sandwiches, as dip for our veggies, on crackers and we mix it with homemade salsa as a dip for nachos. It is delicious and it is high in protein which is important to us because our family doesn’t eat meat. I decided that I didn’t want to be spending that much money on hummus. ($20 a week on hummus is a bit steep) SO….I set out to make my own. It has taken me a few tries to get it the way we like it but I was able to make some and it only cost $1 and it made twice as much as the $8 one I had purchased in the grocery store.
Here is the recipe; thankfully, it is simple and quick.
1 clove of garlic (or more if you really like a garlic taste)
19 oz of chickpeas (you can soak your own for 24hrs in water and drain or used the canned chickpeas, drained)
4 tbps fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp homemade tahini (if you used store bought use 2 tbsps, the homemade has a much strong taste)
1 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Mince the garlic into the food processor. Add chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, oil and salt. Blend until it is creamy and well mixed. If you want to thin the mixture, add a small amount water until you get your desired consistency. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.