i love hummus and it's a healthy snack with some protein. but i don't love buying hummus...so i decided to make it. found what seemed like a good recipe and went shopping in search of tahini paste or sesame seed paste. walmart = nada. publix + advice of friend on which aisle = score! however...i was not expecting the $6-$8 price range... now i know i would get several uses out of it, but still....the chickpeas were only $0.54 a can! so...i went home w/o tahini... and promptly found and made this recipe. click here for printable version.
2 cans (15oz) garbanzo beans (chickpeas) drained, liquid reserved
4 cloves garlic, crushed (i was lazy and used garlic powder)
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
2 tbsp. olive oil
in a blender or food processor, combine garbanzo beans, garlic, cumin, salt, and olive oil. blend on low speed, gradually adding reserved bean liquid until desired consistency is achieved.
so yeah...that's it. pretty simple, eh? and the grand total...$1.08 + spices. BOO. YAH. :-)