Sunday, November 28, 2010

When I move out I'm going to make my own hummus!

And now, thanks to the generosity of my parents, I can realize my dream. Every day, if I want. By the gallon, if necessary. Yes, that's right, I got a massive, fabulous food processor for (early) Christmas!!

I've long dreamt of making my own hummus, since it is very likely the most over-priced item in the grocery store. Chickpeas are really really cheap and hummus is really really not. And it's super easy (especially now that I have a food processor!) to turn chickpeas into hummus. No excuses now!

1 regular-sized can of chickpeas
1 dollopy tablespoon of tahini
1 lemon (just the juice)
2 tablespoons of chickpea juice (from the can)
salt, pepper, parsley to taste
optional: drizzle of olive oil

Just toss the all that in the food processor and 30 seconds later you have fresh, fluffy hummus and a small mess. =)

Obviously this recipe is just the bare-bones basic rendition of hummus. Popular variants include generous amounts of cumin, sun-dried tomato, jalapenos, etc. Next time I think I'm going to try to make a curry hummus! So excited to experiment! And to have something delicious and affordable to dip my Milagros* in.

*Milagros are a brand of tortilla chips, local to Austin. They are wonderful!


  1. YUMMMY! You are so very very cool. I would never think to try this, but I'm actually considering it. Dumb question probably, but where do you buy chick peas? (I know they come in a can, but is that the best choice?)

  2. Excellent idea. We are going to have this for lunch this afternoon with celery and tortilla chips.

  3. oh my! I must have gone on vacation or something.. =)

    @RoseInBloom grocery stores classify chickpeas as a 'bean' and they're usually chillin with the black beans. they're super cheap!

    @sb2thdoc I hope it was delicious!