I can’t believe that hummus wasn’t my first recipe to share! If you only knew how obsessed I am with hummus. I mean to the point where if a restaurant dosen’t have hummus on their menu I will not eat there! HAHA! I literally eat hummus like I eat ice cream. Spoonfuls after spoonfuls until my bowl or container is gone! I try to make enough hummus to use it as a spread or to enjoy with other meals but it rarely makes it that far in my house. And if I’m not too lazy I’ll make tabuleh salad and eat them together.
This is by far the best and my favorite way to eat hummus. To eat it with tabuleh! Since tabuleh is very time consuming, I’ve luckily found a restaurant in Toledo that makes the best tabuleh (and best hummus) ever. So most of the time I’ll just order two large tabuleh’s to go and eat them with my hummus at home. Or sometimes I’ll do the complete oposite; I’ll make my own tabuleh at home and buy a couple containers of hummus. If it’s store bought, my all time favorite brand is OASIS. They have by far the best quality and best tasting hummus. Their babaghanoush is the best. It’s more like a eggplant flavored hummus and not so much your tradional babaghanoush as you know it.
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking! But I hope I’m not the only person in the world that has this kind of love for hummus?! And if I am at least this is a healthy obsession.
With very few ingredients and a food processor you’ll find that making hummus is one of the easiest things to do. Like I mentioned above you can use hummus as spreads for sandwiches, wraps, add to salads or just as a dip. You can make big batches of it and store in the fridge for up to two weeks. You can never get bored with hummus because there’s so many different flavors it can be made with. Just to mention a few; roasted red pepper hummus, jalapeno hummus, cilantro and the list goes on.
The main ingredient in hummus is chickpeas also known as garbanzo beans. Not only do chickpeas have a ton of health benefits (high in protein, fiber, lowers cholesterol, cancer preventing properties and much more) but the other ingredients used to make hummus are also full of nutrients. Tahini is high in potassium, iron, magnesium, vitamin E and B vitamins, and studies have shown that garlic can reduce the number of colds you get by 63%.
Okay, I can sit and talk endlessly about hummus but, enough rambling. Let’s get to the recipe now!