A Dash of Healthy: Homemade Hummus


Who doesn’t love a good plate of hummus and veggies? Hummus has so much healthy protein, and when paired with vegetables can be a perfect afternoon snack. For those who have only ever had prepackaged, though, you’re really missing out.

Besides the preservatives and other gunk that’s added to store brands to extend the shelf life, often pre-packaged hummus is missing the tahini that makes its flavor so much more complex. Besides, you just can’t beat the taste of something made fresh.

That’s why we’re dedicating this week’s post to one of the easiest, most delicious snacks around. Never settle for store bought hummus again!

What you’ll need:

A blender or food processer
1 16 oz can chick peas
1 tbsp tahini
1 clove garlic
1 tsp salt
a dash of pepper
⅓ cup water
juice from 1 lemon
olive oil

What to do:

1. Empty the can of chickpeas into the blender or food processer. Then add the tahini, whole garlic clove, salt, pepper and lemon juice.

2. Blend and determine the thickness. The hummus should be a very thick paste, so you will need to add water. Slowly add the 1/3 cup water into the hummus in parts, blending each time to ensure that you’ve achieved the desired texture.

3. Scrape the hummus from the processor and into a serving dish or Tupperware container. Top with a drizzle of olive oil and a few shakes of paprika for flavor.