You may have read (or even made?) my recipe for Easy Homemade Hummus. If you have, you think/know that it’s pretty good. I’m a perfectionist, though, so I haven’t stopped experimenting (a.k.a. fucking around). As a result, I have a new and improved recipe!
FYI, this latest/final recipe is still tahini-free, but even tastier. Full disclosure: It is is slightly more complicated than the last in that it involves one or two more ingredients. But, in my humble opinion, it’s infinitely better, and the prep time is arguably lower, as you don’t need to reserve any liquid from the chickpeas. That has to count for something, right?
If you want to say “goodbye forever” to Sabra or Trader Joe’s overpriced tubs, this is your recipe. For under $1.00 and 10 minutes of your time, you can have a pound of delicious, homemade hummus that will pair perfectly with your gut-widening chip of choice.
I love hummus. It’s great with carrots. It’s great with pretzels. It’s great as a sandwich spread. It’s all around wonderful, but it’s also kinda expensive, given the quantities I’m liable to consume in any given sitting. When I think about the amount of money I’ve spent and the number of plastic tubs I’ve thrown in the recycling bin, a little part of me dies. Assuming $4.00 per tub × 2-3 tubs per week × 52 weeks/year, that’s $600+ each year. Why was I buying this stuff pre-made?!
For one, I didn’t realize how easy hummus is to make. You basically just dump a can of chickpeas and some spices into a food processor and blend until smooth. Don’t have a food processor? No problem; use a blender. Don’t have one of those? Use a stick blender. Don’t have one of those? Sorry, can’t help you, but I can assure you that it will pay for itself after only 10-15 batches of this stuff. This recipe makes two pounds and costs less than $2. Just do the math!
Okay, so there’s a little bit more to it than just dumping the whole can in and processing, but not much. Since I doubt you’d be reading this if you wanted to experiment on your own, here’s how I do it, as precisely as possible (because cooking is more art than science).
Easy Homemade Hummus
An easy, flexible, affordable alternative to store-bought tubs.