Yes, you read correctly! This recipe includes five ingredients and tastes absolutely, positively delicious. Another bonus? It’s inexpensive! One 8 oz tub of Trader Joe’s Tahini Sauce can make up to 8 batches of hummus — unless you really love tahini, then it might only make 4 batches of hummus. Either way, TJ’s sells the tub at $2.99, Garbanzo beans at 89¢ and pre-made hummus for $2.99+… I’ll let you do the math to calculate your savings. ;)
Revisiting on Jan. 5. 2015: Since people seem to LOVE this hummus, I thought I’d revisit it and kick things up a notch with ROASTED GARLIC. Another change is that I’ve been buying tubs of tahini from Whole Foods (by the nut butters), because they seem to last longer and have less ingredients.
Roasted Garlic Hummus
1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
2-3 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp tahini
1 Tbsp lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
3-4 cloves of garlic
Roast garlic: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Peel garlic cloves and wrap them in tinfoil with a drizzle of olive oil (about 1 tsp). Place them in the oven for 30-45 minutes. Check at 30, and if they aren’t golden brown and soft, continue cooking.
- Drain and rinse chickpeas. Optional step: Peel the skin off each chickpea for super smooth hummus. This is definitely a time consuming process — proceed with patience. If I do say so myself, it’s worth it. Put the garlic in the oven and sit down with your chickpeas.
- Put chickpeas, roasted garlic, 2 Tbsp of olive oil and 2 Tbsp of tahini into a food processor. Blend well, then add your lemon juice and continue blending. To reach your desired smoothness, continue adding olive oil 1 tsp at a time.
- Taste you hummus, and then add any seasonings you’d like (ex. salt, pepper or fresh herbs). In the batch pictured below, I added a little parsley.