So here’s the deal, I have always wanted to make my own hummus. Yet, it intimidated me. Tahini? Blending? Why do that when it’s less than $3 to grab one at the store. However, Ryan and I are on a health kick (hello post 1/2 marathon sloth life) and so I started googling Vegan recipes and stumbled across Dana at The Minimalist Baker. I’m in love with the 10 ingredient philosophy!
While I am not going Vegan, because I love meat too much, I am going to for the next month eat vegan with lean protein and budget exceptions (vegan cheese haha bye-bye money). Which should be interesting, but back to hummus!
While pursuing Minimalist Baker I came across her Microwave Hummus Recipe. When I read it I thought it can’t be this easy. There has to be a catch….but NO, it was that easy.
I picked up a can of chickpeas at Trader Joes, and had a head of garlic at home. I was a little hesitant when I poured it all together because it just looked weird. I went with 3 heads of garlic, but would go with 4 next time. I was worried it would be too garlicky, which is silly because it never can be too garlicky! I microwaved it for 4.5 minutes which was plenty of time.
The next step was combing the tahini, lemon juice, salt, and olive oil. That’s it! I used a hand blender in a bowl and it worked great…although I am having dreams of a Kitchen Aide mixer under my Christmas tree. Especially if I keep this cooking think up.
Blending it was super easy. I was worried it would be too chunky, but it wasn’t. Also I didn’t measure the olive oil that I added, but just did it based of consistency and it turned out well!
I also didn’t have paprika which it calls for, but used chili powder instead and it gave a good kick. It also makes a ton! I still had a full Tupperware of it after this plate. It was delicious with pita chips and bell peppers. With garlic hummus under my belt, I am looking forward to exploring other options of hummus.
The real test will be this weekend when I bring it to share at a outdoor concert we are going to! Fingers crossed ya’all.