a few Secrets about {hummus}.


Secret #1 You don't have to spend 5 bucks on a container of pre-made Hummus.
Secret #2 It's a healthier alternative to regular bean or cheese dips.
Secret #3 Hummus (which is mostly comprised of chickpeas or garbanzo beans, are high in fiber - - helps to keep cholesterol levels low and your heart healthy)
Secret #4 Chickpeas/Garbanzo beans are rich in vitamins and minerals.
Secret #5 And, because olive oil is a part of the recipe, this ingredient also helps keep your heart healthy.

To make approximately 1lb of hummus, it only costed me two bucks to make this recipe. 

{See below for Recipe} 
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Simple Hummus (Tahini-free)

Adapted from Donalyn @ AllRecipes

Ingredients

2 cups dried garbanzo beans/chickpeas, cooked and drained*
3 garlic cloves, crushed
4 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons sea salt
2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil., a little extra if moisture is desired

*A video on how to cook dried garbanzo beans/chickpeas

Now the cooked beans should have at least doubled in volume. After cooking the 2 cups of chickpeas, I ended up with approximately 5 cups of cooked chickpeas.

Combine garbanzo beans/chickpeas, garlic cloves, ground cumin, sea salt, and olive oil into large blender or food processor.

Gradually add more olive oil into blender or food processor to maintain desired consistency of hummus.


Note: You can freeze hummus for up to a few months but make sure it's sealed shut with zero air. Enjoy! 


10 comments:

  1. I have never made homemade hummus...but seriously girl I think I will now!! Thanks for the recipe.
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  2. Wow I'd never thought of making my own humus! Amazing!

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    1. My first time making hummus - will never go back to buying them again ;)

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  3. im a hummus lover, and i definetely agree, nothing beats home made hummus. and its such a delicious snack :)

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    1. Absolutely!! A frugal and healthy snack, indeed :)

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  4. This is genius - now all I need is a large food processor. Have you seen the hummus made with edamame? I love it!

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    1. Or you can just blend in halves? I haven't but have been hearing great things about how yummy it is, I will definitely try it this summer!

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