One of the easiest things you can make at home is hummus. It’s so much cheaper to make it yourself and so quick!
I made a batch the other day that turned out great.
Basic Homemade Hummus
- 1 15. oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 clove garlic
- 1-2 Tbsp water
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1-2 tsp lemon juice
- Put garlic and chickpeas in blender and blend up until the garlic is chopped and the beans are starting to break up.
- Pour in the oil, salt, and lemon juice and blend again.
- Add extra oil or a little water until you get the consistency you want.
The only hummus I can buy here is at least $3.29 and goes up to $5.29, depending on the brand/size of the tub.
A can of chickpeas costs me .79 typically, and I always have the other ingredients on hand.
I also use the sesame oil since I don’t have tahini in the house – it still gives it that sesame flavor.
I think this recipe would be great with other added flavors, too! I may make a spicy batch next or roasted pepper…who knows :)