I have a lot of goals for my life. One of those goals is to stop eating processed food, if not completely, then at least no more than once or twice a week. Obviously, "processed food" is a pretty big catch-all term, so I check food labels and don't (as a rule) buy things that have ingredients I can't pronounce or find at the grocery store.
Eating this way often costs us a little extra, but not always. This hummus is a good example of when it isn't--grocery store hummus is unreasonably expensive, given how cheap and easy it is to make.
Hummus Recipe (makes approximately 1 1/2 cups)
- 1 can chickpeas
- 1/4 cup tahini*
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- Garlic cloves to taste (guideline: 2-4 cloves)
- Lemon juice to taste (guideline: juice from 1 lemon)
- Salt to taste
Drizzle with olive oil before serving for an extra bit of tastiness.
*If you can't find or can't afford tahini, try substituting smooth peanut butter. There will be a slight peanut taste to the hummus, but it will still be delicious. Sometimes I even prefer it that way.