Monday, October 25, 2010

Homemade Hummus!

I LOVE hummus!  The only store brand I like is Athenos.  But it is really expensive ($4-5 a tub).  I haven't calculated how much this costs, but I'd guess $1 at most.  The most expensive item is the garbanzo beans/chickpeas are 62 cents. 

1 can garbanzos/chickpeas, RINSED
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
2-4 cloves garlic (depending on your love of garlic)
cumin, to taste
garam marsala to taste
pinch of salt

1. Please rinse your beans.  This lowers the salt content, plus that canning liquid is gross.

2. Put everything in your food processor.  I use lots of cumin. But sadly I was out of garam marsala (a delicious Indian spice blend).

3. Blend!  Then taste to see if you need to add any more spices:

4. Eat with delicious pita chips:


  1. So easy. I need to make this once I am moved into my more spacious kitchen that comes with a food processor...

  2. Food processors are the best! They are a bitch to clean though (mine isn't dishwasher safe). Sometimes I make double batches just to avoid cleaning it twice. But homemade hummus and homemade pesto are so yummy and cheap that it's worth it : )