Since my blog is called Hummusapien, you’d think I’d have a handful of humbelievable hummus recipes.
That’s not exactly the case.
I always have hummus in the fridge–usually two.
Trader Joe’s original (the one with the red writing on the lid) is my go-to hummus. It has the most amazing whipped texture unlike any other hummus around. It’s priced right at $3.49 for a 16 oz tub and has half the fat of Sabra. This is important because a 16 oz tub that technically has 16 servings really only has about 6 for me.
Close second: Tribe roasted garlic
This one is supremely creamy and garlicky, just how I like it. Fabulous texture. I hardly ever shop at Giant Eagle, but I always find a $1.00 off coupon tucked into the top label so I’ve been getting it there. With the coupon, it’s usually around $3.00. I believe they have an organic brand now as well.
Third: Sabra spinach and artichoke
This hummus is super creamy and addicting. The downside is that it’s on the expensive side and has 6 grams of fat per 2 tbsp which adds up super fast when you eat it all the time!
Hummus is extremely easy to make and I really don’t know why I don’t do it more often. It is definitely less expensive than buying it at the store. For today’s version, I didn’t use tahini (ground sesame seed paste) since I know most people don’t have it on hand in a pinch. This hummus turned out super creamy and delicious with a nice salty bite from the kalamata olives. Use fresh garlic cloves, not the kind from a jar– it really makes a huge difference in the flavor. Feel free to leave out the olives if you’re an olive hater (just add a bit more salt).
Consuming weirdly large amounts of hummus is fine as long as you’re accompanying it with the best condiment known to man: Frank’s. Twenty-three fluid ounces of Frank’s.
Kalamata White Bean Hummus
-makes about 1 1/2 cups
- 1 15 oz can cannelini beans
- 6 pitted kalamata olives
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- heaping 1/4 tsp salt
- Combine all ingredients in a food proccesor.
- Blend until smooth!
My favorite ways to eat hummus are with Wasa crackers, Triscuits, cucumbers or celery. Sometimes your finger or a spoon is a the only vehicle you need.
Do we or do we not die over the cuteness of mini Triscuits?
Welp, I just found Ethan’s 1st birthday present
Too bad we’re Jewish…
Three onesies and a side of hummus, coming right up.