What can I say? I love hummus!  With pita bread, crackers, chips, veggies- everything! Don’t even get me started on all of the different flavors- so many delicious combos to choose from!  One day I realized, for how easy hummus is to make, I really spend way way too much money on it at the grocery store!  The other day I couldn’t decide between two flavors, so I got both (of course), and the total came to $9!  For hummus!  Making the hummus yourself only requires a can of chickpeas (99 cents), a lemon (35 cents), and some oils and spices that you probably already have in your pantry!  I figured, that if I made my own hummus every week for a year, instead of buying it at the store, I would save roughly $150 a year!  My conclusion: from now on, I am all about making my own hummus!  I tried three different flavors: Jalapeno and Cilantro Hummus, Garlic Hummus, and Roasted Red Pepper and Sriracha Hummus.

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hummus5

 

Jalapeno and Cilantro Hummus

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hummus9

What You Need:

-half of a large jalapeno

-cilantro to taste (I used about 1/4 of a cup)

-1 can of garbanzo beans/chickpeas (drain and use full can)

-1/4 cup olive oil

-1 tablespoon lemon juice

-1 teaspoon cumin

-blender or food processor

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hummus19withwords

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hummus18

Directions:

1. After draining the can of garbanzo beans/chickpeas, put all of the ingredients into the food processor/blender.

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hummus11

2. Blend until thick and creamy.  My blender has an auto option for “dips/sauces”, so I used that feature to make my hummus. Serve immediately with pita bread, veggies, or crackers!

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hummus4

 

Garlic Hummus

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hummus8

What You Need:

-3 cloves of garlic

-1 can of garbanzo beans/chickpeas (drain and use full can)

-1/4 cup olive oil

-1 tablespoon lemon juice

-1 teaspoon cumin

-blender or food processor

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hummus17withwords

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hummus15

Directions:

1. After draining the can of garbanzo beans/chickpeas, put all of the ingredients into the food processor/blender.

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hummus12

2. Blend until thick and creamy.  My blender has an auto option for “dips/sauces”, so I used that feature to make my hummus. Serve immediately with pita bread, veggies, or crackers!

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hummus2

 

Roasted Red Pepper and Sriracha Hummus

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hummus7

What You Need:

-1/4 cup of chopped red pepper (mine was roasted, but fresh is delicious also)

-Sriracha to taste (as much as your taste buds can handle)

-1 can of garbanzo beans/chickpeas (drain and use full can)

-1/4 cup olive oil

-1 tablespoon lemon juice

-1 teaspoon cumin

-blender or food processor

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hummus13with words

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hummus14

Directions:

1. After draining the can of garbanzo beans/chickpeas, put all of the ingredients into the food processor/blender.

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hummus10

2. Blend until thick and creamy.  My blender has an auto option for “dips/sauces”, so I used that feature to make my hummus. Serve immediately with pita bread, veggies, or crackers!

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hummus3

 

Don’t stop here though!  You can add almost anything to hummus!  Here are some options that are on my hummus to-try list:

-Thyme and Basil Hummus

-Edamame Hummus

-Sweet Potato Hummus

-Coconut Curry Hummus

 

Try hummus in your sandwich, wrap, as a dip, or even on your bagel instead of cream cheese!  Hummus is rich in protein and fiber, can lower cholesterol, is high in antioxidants, and can even promote weight loss! So what are you waiting for? Try one of the above recipes, or even create your own!  We’d love to hear what fun combos you come up with!

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hummus1

Cheers, Darlings!

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