Sunday morning I cleaned my kitchen and realized I had a can of garbanzo beans in the pantry…So what can I make? Well what else but HUMMUS!
I looked up a couple of recipes and realized that one of the main ingredients, tahini (sesame paste), was not in my pantry…
So I IMPROVISED! And it turned out better than delicious!
This is an easy recipe for a home-made hummus. I usually eat it with carrots, sugar snap peas and crunchy anything. The combination is the best!
Here it is:
-1 can of garbanzo beans
-1 lemon for its tangy juice (use less depending on your liking…I ❤ lemons!)
-salty salt (about a teaspoon or more also depending on your tastebuds)
– Olive Oil
– a little cumin
-1 tablespoon or so of pine nuts (These replaced the sesame seeds/tahini)
-1 clove of garlic
Add garbanzo beans (making sure you drain all the extra water from the can), about a teaspoon of salt, a good two tablespoons of olive oil, the garlic, a couple of “shakes” of cumin, and the pine nuts all in a food processor. You can also use a blender of course, as long as you blend it to a smooth consistency. I eye-balled the recipe, so amounts are about what I think I put in. A little more, a little less will only make it YOUR hummus recipe :]
I tasted it and thought it needed a bit more olive oil, so as it blended I poured a bit more in to give it texture. I transferred it to my own tub and now I have hummus for the week!
And it only took about 10 minutes!
First time hummus making…a delicious SUCCESS!