It's so easy to make hummus and ends up being about half the price you'd pay to buy it ready-made. You can freeze hummus so make a bunch and stow it away to use as a quick appetizer or a midnight snack. This recipe is a great base to which you can add whatever your heart desires. I actually just like it plain too.
2 (15.5oz) cans chick peas, juice reserved
1/2 cup chick pea juice
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp fine sea salt
1/4 cup tahini paste
1/4 cup lemon juice
Roasted Red Peppers
1. Drain chick peas, reserving 1/2 cup of juices.
2. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and purée until smooth.
3. Serve chilled with toasted pita slices, cucumbers, green peppers or use as a spread on sandwiches.
If you love hummus, try my Greek Veggie Pita Sandwich Recipe — it'll rock your socks!