If someone had told me a few years ago that someday I’d routinely be making my own hummus, I would have laughed at the absurdity. Well, never say never. These days, I make it on a regular basis – maybe once every two or three weeks as part of meal prep.
I used to believe that making hummus would be difficult and time consuming, and I didn’t see any need to make my own when I could simply buy it at the store. I was motivated to finally try making my own when I got tired of paying SO much for those tiny little tubs of hummus at the supermarket (have you seen the price lately??). Also, as I began to read nutrition labels a bit more closely, I realized that many hummus brands contain poor quality, inflammatory, highly refined oils.
When I make my own hummus, I’m not only saving a bit of money, I’m also able ensure that it doesn’t contain those icky inflammatory oils. And the best part? I was pleasantly surprised to learn that making hummus is ridiculously easy! Seriously, if you know how to turn on your food processor, you can make hummus.
Hummus is super versatile, which is a nice bonus when you’ve actually taken the time to make it yourself. We enjoy it as a dip with veggies for a snack, in a mediterranean bowl meal, added to a salad or wrap, or even thinned with red wine vinegar to make a creamy dressing. It’s also delicious spread it on roasted eggplant slices, for a hearty snack or a side to round out your meal. It’s a meal prep staple in our house.
Give it a try in your meal prep this week! I swear it will make your life easier as you pack lunches and throw together meals.?
- 2 14-15oz. cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed (or, if cooking your own chickpeas, 3 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2/3 cup tahini
- juice of two lemons
- 2 ounces water (Add more if hummus is too thick for your liking. Different batches of chickpeas have varying water content, which can slightly affect how much water you'll need.)
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- dash of cumin
- Add all ingredients except water to a food processor, and blend until almost completely smooth.
- Add water as processor is running, and blend until completely smooth.