Healthy No-Tahini Garlic Hummus? Sounds good to me. Especially because it takes about 5 minutes from start to finish.
I mean, tahini is kinda expensive (at least for me), so it’s nice to NOT have to use it while still enjoying wonderful fresh-tasting hummus. Plus, it’s always nice to be able to make a recipe with things you already have in your pantry and avoid having to make a trip for that one item you may not have at the moment.
This recipe requires the simplest of ingredients and can be adapted in countless ways. This was my first attempt at homemade hummus and I browsed through dozens of recipes until I came up with this winning combination.
Mark my words: I will never buy store bought hummus again, it’s way too cheap and easy to make.
With that said, here’s the star of the show…
The end result is absolutely delicious and you have the ability to control the flavors and satisfy your palate, unlike when you purchase the hummus and it either has too much salt, or too much garlic, etc.
On to the recipe…
Homemade Garlic No-Tahini Hummus
- 1 can (15 oz) of salt-free Chick Peas
- 1-2 cloves of garlic (depending on desired garlicy-ness)
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 -tablespoon olive oil
1. Use a food processor or blender to combine the chick peas, garlic, cumin, salt, lemon, and olive oil…and pulse away until it’s at your desired consistency. You will have to scrape down the bowl a couple of times to assure all the pesky chick peas get worked in.
Tip: If you prefer it a little looser (easier to spread), add a drizzle of the liquid that the chick peas come in. This will help spread more thinly.
- Add roasted red pepper
- Add a small dollop of peanut butter to give a different flavor (this can even act as a replacement for tahini).
- Omit the garlic altogether if you’re not a fan.
A really simple recipe!
I have eaten this on celery, on turkey and lettuce wraps, and on multi-grain crackers. It’s better than the store bought hummus I used to spend $3.50 on at the grocery store. Give this a whirl. Saves tons of money, and you have much more control over the taste.
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