As you guys know, I am a dietitian. That doesn’t mean I always eat healthy…but I definitely try. Hummus can be expensive for a small portion at the grocery store, so I love making my own zesty homemade hummus.
I have made the recipe “zesty”by adding extra lemon juice and more garlic than most recipes require. If a recipe calls for 2 cloves of garlic, it is very likely that I will use 4 or 5! I love my garlic!
Here are the ingredients:
1 15oz can of Garbanzo beans(Chickpeas)
3 gloves garlic (whole head shown in picture)
Juice of 2 Lemons
2 Tablespoons Tahini
2 Tablespoons Olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
Tahini is a sesame paste that can be found on the International aisle at most large grocery stores. Although it is the most expensive ingredient on the list, you only need 2 Tablespoons per recipe and it stays fresh in the refrigerator for months. Definitely worth the purchase versus buying overpriced, premade hummus from the grocery store.
Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor. I LOVE this mini Ninja my mom got me for Christmas one year. Helpful hint….this small blender will not fit 2 cans of chickpeas for a double recipe. I learned that the hard way .
Once all the ingredients are added, blend until smooth. You can even add a few Tablespoons of warm water or juice from the beans if you want an even creamier hummus.
Here is the finished product!! I enjoy my zesty hummus with colorful bell pepper & carrots most often. It is also delicious stuffed in a chicken breast, on tortillas or pita chips, and as a replacement for mayo on a sandwich.
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