I have to admit: I once tried to make hummus and ended up with a thick, tasteless mess.
Of course, this was three years ago and I may have substituted half of the ingredients for things I had in my cabinet. And added too much garlic… Way too much garlic.
But I am happy to say that this recipe truly lives up to it’s name. It’s simple enough that I didn’t even mess it up! Not to mention, it has the most delicious rosemary-garlic flavor. I’m telling you, if you’ve never paired rosemary and garlic together you don’t know what you’re missing!!
Okay so here’s the scoop:
Add your ingredients to a food processor… and that’s it.
This recipe is healthier and cheaper than a tub of hummus from the grocery store. Plus, I bet you it’s even easier to push the “on” button of your food processor than it is to drive to the store to buy hummus. Not to mention, homemade hummus is, in my opinion, about 1000x better than store bought hummus.
Not only can you customize the flavors, but you can control how much oil you add, assuring you don’t end up with just a high-calorie mayonnaise substitute. It’s thick, creamy, delicious, and spices up any veggie platter or bowl of pita chips (literally!)
Plus, imagine how impressed your family and friends will be when you serve them homemade hummus! And it tastes even better than that stuff from the grocery store!
Pretty impressed, if I do say so myself. 😉
Simple Rosemary Hummus
- 1 1/2 c drained chickpeas (Garbonzo Beans)
- 1 1/2 tbs tahini (can substitute peanut butter)
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp dried rosemary (or 1 tbs fresh)
- pinch of red pepper flakes
Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth. May need to add water after 3-4 minutes if consistency is too thick. Scoop into a bowl and enjoy with vegetables or pita chips!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 8 2 tbs servings)