January 2, 2015


Hummus is one of my favorite things to use for spreading on chicken wraps, dipping carrots, or even topping a salad. Hummus can get pretty expensive, but its really easy to make at home! This is a base recipe, so you can add whatever you want to it! Before you add the water, blend in roasted red peppers, roasted garlic, basil, olives, sun dried tomatoes, artichokes, there are tons of possibilities!

Here's what you'll need:
  • 1 30oz can Garbanzo Beans (chick peas) $2.39
  • 2 cloves Garlic $0.08
  • 2 Tbsp Tahini Paste $0.40
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil $0.15
  • 1 Lemon $0.79
  • Water $ basically free! 

Serving Size: 1/2 cup 
Total Servings: 5
Price Per Serving: $0.76
Nutrition (per serving):
      Calories: 185
      Carbs:  29g
      Fat:  7g
      Protein:  9g

For comparison, the same amount of Sabra classic hummus has 280 calories, 16 g carbs, 20 g fat, and 8 g protein.

In a blender or food processor combine the garlic, tahini, and olive oil. pulse a few times to chop up the garlic and combine the other ingredients. 

Drain the can of garbanzo beans and rinse with cold water to get all the bean liquid off of the outside. 

Add the beans and lemon juice to the blender and begin to blend. This will be pretty think so you may need to stop and mix it a couple times. Just make sure your blender is off before you stick anything in there! Then begin adding water. Start off with about 1/4 cup and then keep adding water until it gets to the consistency that you want. I added about 3/4 cup of water total. 

Once its the consistency you want, you're all done! Easy hummus thats better for you than store bought and much cheaper. Try experimenting with different flavors and find something that you love! I like roasting the garlic and adding in red peppers.

Happy Cooking! 

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