Who knew blended garbanzo beans with a little olive oil and seasoning could be so freaking delicious?! While my son was still in his mother’s womb, this was something we had to keep in the house in bulk. Hummus. Lots of Hummus.
And now that he’s a toddler, hummus STILL needs to be in the house in bulk! It’s crazy to me how cravings a mother has while her child is in the womb, becomes favorite foods of the child when they’re growing up!
And if your family is on a budget like ours, store bought hummus can get pricey – especially at the rate it goes in our house! Think about it – a can of garbanzo beans is like 1 dollar, and you probably already have olive oil and other ingredients already in the house.
Compare that to already prepared hummus off the shelf. It adds up fast! Hummus traditionally contains tahini, which is a ground sesame paste, but to keep this recipe simple we’re going to say no to tahini!
Making it at home is so simple! All you need is a food processor and you can have a fresh batch done in around 5 minutes, and it’s so delicious! It’s great with pita chips or carrots as a snack, add it into a quesadilla, or my current favorite – in a veggie wrap as a condiment! It really doesn’t matter how you eat it, you’re going to want more of it!
There isn’t much to prep here, but feel free to experiment with flavors on this one. This is a simple hummus base recipe that you can expand upon, adding your favorite ingredients to: avocado, jalapeno, bell peppers, or maybe pine nuts. Whatever your floats your boat!
If your hardcore about your EVOO, I would definitely suggest this olive oil sent to me from Kasandrinos International. It has a really good flavor, and you can definitely tell a difference in dishes used with it especially this one. I’ve always loved cooking and making dishes with olive oil, but never have I used the high end stuff, and it is pretty amazing!
note: I am affiliated with Kasandrinos International, by clicking on the link above and purchasing, I would get a commission, which I would definitely appreciate!