Did you notice that on my last salad I had a teeny tiny dollop of humus?
Trust me, it was small. And there's only one reason I'd use a microscopic amount of humus...
I ran out!
So first thing in the morning I made up a new batch. Now, let me be clear, we cannot go without humus. I eat it with veggies, on salads, by the
finger spoonful (I'm an adult and would never just swipe my finger through the humus or nutbutter for a quick pick-me-up)
I prefer making it over buying it for a couple reasons. First, I don't have the $$ to spend on a new container 2+ times a week. Second, I don't like a lot of garlic and nearly every pre-made humus is bursting with it. Third, it's simple to make at home which means I know exactly what's in it - no mystery ingredients. :)
My favorite humus is with sundried tomatoes but I basically just use what I have on hand...
1 can chickpeas/garbanzo beans - drained & rinsed
1 spoonful of Tahini Sauce
Juice from 1/2+ lime
Approx 1/4-1/2 C EVOO (more or less to consistency)
Favorite Bonus Ingredients:
Handful of Spinach
Approx 6 Sundried tomatoes
Handful fresh Basil (from my garden!)
Put it all in a food processor and puree.
Keep pureeing until it's smooth.
It may take a couple of tries to perfect your ingredient qtys. That's one of the best parts about making your own...Make it the way YOU like it. If you like a garlic flavor then by all means, throw some minced garlic in there. :)
Put it into a container and into the fridge. It's VERY hard not to eat it when your done pureeing but I promise it's better when it's cold.
If you're serving it to company then put it in a nice bowl and top with a little EVOO and paprika. Fortunately, I don't need to fancy things up for my family (those lucky dogs!).
|Sundried Tomato Humus|
|Sundried Tomato & Spinach Humus|