No, I REALLY love hummus. I could seriously eat it every single day. I eat it with veggies (my favorite way to eat it), pita chips (pita pockets that I cut, and roast in the oven), crackers, a spoon...
I don't ever buy hummus in the store. I used to, until I realized how much I love it, and how easy it is to make at home! It is so versatile, you can make different kinds of hummus so easily.
I don't always have tahini on hand. It's a bit pricey, and not something I can splurge on very often. Instead, I've found ways to make do without it.
Here is a VERY basic hummus recipe. This can be adapted several ways, you can sundried tomatoes, olives...anything you want!
- 1-2 large cloves garlic
- 1 can garbanzo beans (chick peas)
- 3 T. sour cream
- 3 T. lemon juice - I prefer fresh, but bottle is okay if that is all you have
- 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil (eyeball the amount you will need)
- Mince garlic in the food processor. Add garbanzo beas (drained), sour cream, lemon juice, salt and cumin in with the garlic. Process until almost smooth.
- With the machine still running, gradually pour in the olive oil. Continue adding oil until mixture is smooth. (You might not need the whole 1/4 cup!)
Serve with warm homemade pita chips, fresh veggies, crackers, on bagels, on sandwiches, with pretzels (that's how Camden likes hummus), in pita sandwiches...
*This can be covered and stored in the fridge for a few days.