I always have Hummus in the house. I use it as a dip when snacking on carrots and other vegetables, or as a spread on sandwiches. I was almost out of Hummus, and I remembered I had purchased some garbanzo beans a while back. So I asked my wife if she knew how to make Hummus – a stupid question to ask the manager of a high school kitchen 🙂 . She made it, and I like it better than any store bought one I’ve ever had. Looks like from now on only homemade Hummus in my household.
Here is her recipe:
- 2 cans garbanzo beans (chick peas)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter, I use PB2 powder (dry)
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder.
You need a really good mixer or food processor to blend the ingredients. We have the HealthMaster Elite blender which makes the Hummus nice and smooth (we also have a Ninja blender, but the HealthMaster does a far better job of blending smooth). Refrigerate right away. Lasts in refrigerator for up to 1 1/2 weeks. Delicious on sandwiches or as dip. And just like the Sabra or Joseph’s brands found in a supermarket, you can add things like roasted red pepper, garlic, etc. to change the flavor profile.