Hummus as a snack food has become a staple in most households. It’s a light snack that goes well with crackers or any other type of dipping item. Yes, this includes veggies for those who want a healthier route. Hummus can also be used in substitution of mayo on a sandwich.
The question is: What is hummus made of? I did not know the answer to this question until recently when Eric decided he wanted homemade hummus. He did the research for recipes and found that hummus is a combination of garbanzo beans, olive oil and tahini (sesame paste). This is the foundation to hummus. Then you add other ingredients for flavor.
Eric likes the Trader Joe’s Horseradish hummus so we found a recipe for that. You just add garlic (which I usually forget), and prepared horseradish (should be by the veggies in the produce isle). Simple as that.
All you do is throw all the ingredients together and then blend them in a food processor. Again my Ninja handheld does a good job. I add a little olive oil at a time to get to the consistency (creamy vs thick) that I want. We like our hummus creamy so pour on that EVOO!
I have made this hummus so much that I don’t even read the recipe. I add what I think is right and sometimes it turns out better than the recipe.
Plus making your own hummus is healthier and cheaper than buying it at the store. You buy pass all the extra additives by making your own. Of course it’s going to taste better, cause you made it with you own two hands. 🙂
Finally, you will save money. Check this out: based off Harris Teeter prices, the price per serving is only $2.39. One 10 oz serving of Classic Sabra Hummus is $4.49. Yes, it’s that much cheaper. Plus again, it’s better for you.
Here is the recipe below, but like I said, you don’t have to follow it religiously. Add what you want just keep the basis: EVOO, Garbanzo Beans, and Tahini. Have fun with it and try new things.
Horseradish Hummus Recipe:
-15 1/2 ounces garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed (1 can)
-1 garlic clove, minced
-2 tablespoons lemon juice
-1 tablespoon tahini (sesame paste)
-2 tablespoons horseradish
-1/4 cup EVOO
– pepper, freshly ground, to taste