Hummus: The freshest you'll ever have

This is the cheapest and freshest way to make hummus - ever.  To begin with, you will be using dried garbanzo beans rather than the canned kind.  These are a super inexpensive way to go and it's fun to bring the beans to life!  If you want you can opt out of this method and use canned beans - totally your call.  Personally, I like to keep things as economical as possible.  

Cooking the Garbanzo beans using the speed method –

1.       Rinse 1.5 cups of dried beans in cold water

2.      Place beans in a large pot with approx. 2 inch of water & bring to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer 5 minutes

3.      Remove pot from heat and let stand for 1 hour in the warm water

4.      Drain water from beans, put beans back in pot and add a few inches of water

5.      Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer on the stove for approx. 1 hour or until tender.  Remember they will continue cooking a bit as they are cooling and you do not want them too mushy or falling apart

6.      Remove from heat, add salt if desired & the garlic then let beans cool in water to absorb the salt and mold the garlic flavor

7.      After 20 minutes drain the beans and they are ready to use!

Making the hummus –


2 cups garbanzo beans

½ cup liquid from soaked garbanzo beans (or from can)

3 cloves garlic (adjust to taste preference)

½ cup tahini (homemade tahini recipe here)

2 Tablespoons lemon freshly squeezed

1-2 Tablespoons olive oil

¾ teaspoon - 1 teaspoon sea salt pending taste preference

Paprika garnish


1.      Add all ingredients except olive oil into blender or food processor and begin blending

2.      Chill, garnish with paprika, serve

3.      This tastes fresh, light, and is packed with protein.  Also can be served with sesame seeds on top for an extra punch.  Dip with bread, pita, naan, pretzels, crackers, or chips or add it to any sandwich or wrap.

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