Chickpea Garlic Hummus
In a lot of families, kids fight over who gets to lick the brownie batter spoon. In our house, we fight over who gets to lick the hummus spatula. Fo realz. We effing love hummus! Chickpea garlic hummus is our favourite.
My fiance could live off it, I swear. He can’t get enough, and as vegans it’s an awesome and CHEAP high-protein/high fibre fridge staple. We dip veggies and pita chips in it, spread it on wraps and burgers, and legit eat it out of the container with a spoon for a snack. #noshame
Because we eat so much hummus, it would be stupid to buy it at the grocery store. It’s a convenience processed food so the markup is really high, considering it’s made from dirt cheap chickpeas!
So we make our own chickpea garlic hummus. And now you will too, you Pennywise Hummus-Lover! This recipe is one of the reasons I have a love affair with my food processor, because it allows me to make creamy, delicious, garlicky, lemony, lick-the-spatula hummus on a regular basis for a fraction of the grocery store price. This recipe can easily be doubled if you’re hummus-crazy like us. It also freezes well!
What you’ll need:
2 cans no-salt-added chickpeas, drained and rinsed, or 5 cups home-cooked chickpeas (soaked overnight then boiled) – $2.38
1/2 cup olive oil – .88 cents
1/4 cup + 4 tbsp water – free
2/3 cup + 1 tbsp lemon juice – .56 cents
1 1/4 cups tahini (sesame seed paste) – $4.08
8 large cloves garlic, minced – .30
½ tbsp nutritional yeast (because #vitaminB12whatup) – trace
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Sprinkle of fresh ground pepper
What you do:
1) Add the chickpeas, olive oil, water, and lemon juice to the food processor and blend on high for a couple of minutes until chickpeas are very pureed and the liquids are all mixed in thoroughly. You want the hummus to be as smooth as possible.
2) Add the tahini, garlic, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper. Blend again on high for another couple of minutes until everything is very thoroughly blended. Stop every once in a while to scrape the sides down with a spatula.
3) Taste test for quality control. Then taste test some more. And again. Decide whether you need more of any ingredient. Not sure? Taste more. Have another spoonful, just to be sure you’ve got it right 😉
Makes about 6 cups of hummus
Total cost: $8.20
Cost per serving (1/3 cup): .45 cents
Store-bought hummus typically runs about $4 for a 250g/1 cup tub, which translates to $1.33 per 1/3 cup serving – 3 times more expensive than homemade! It also doesn’t taste nearly as fresh and totally awesome as this one. #winning