Recipe by MariaCBarton
I love hummus - but I hate paying for it at the store because I know how cheap the actual ingredients are, so I started to make it myself! I never have tahini on hand, so I do without. Makes the perfect snack at work along with some carrots, sugar snap peas, and cucumbers! I never measure the spices, so below are approximations. **You can also use dried/cooked chickpeas instead of canned.
- 2 (15 1/2 ounce) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
- 1 -2 garlic clove
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup roasted red pepper (I use Priano from Aldi, in water not oil)
- 1⁄2 lemon, juice of
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin (or more to taste)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder (or more to taste)
Directions See How It's Made
- Drain both cans of chick peas, reserving the liquid from one of the cans.
- Add both cans of beans to food processor along with 1-2 cloves of peeled garlic (no need to chop, the food processor will take care of that!), about half a jar of roasted red peppers in water (also add a bit of the liquid if you'd like to boost the pepper flavor), juice from 1/2 lemon, cumin, chili powder, and some salt.
- Drizzle in olive oil (I usually use do one turn of the food processor, approximately 1 TBSP).
- Blend for about 30 seconds. Add some of the chickpea liquid if needed to get the right consistency.
- Continue to blend until smooth and creamy, scraping the sides and adding more liquid as needed.
- Enjoy with your favorite veggies or pita chips. My favorites are carrots, cucumber slices, sugar snap peas, and red bell peppers!