Monday, February 6, 2012

Sustainable Living 12

I love hummus!  But what I don't love are those pesky plastic containers it comes in.  So last week I made some homemade hummus, something I haven't done in years.  There are lots of hummus recipes out there so I don't need to share the one I used. 

Hummus is basically a puree of chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and garlic.  These ingredients can be adjusted to taste and other ingredients can be added - cumin, curry, chili, oregano, spinach, feta, roasted red pepper, jalapeno - the sky's the limit!  It's as simple as blending all the ingredients together and then serving with pita bread, crudites, making a sandwich, or whatever appeals to you.  

Making your own hummus only takes a few minutes, but you get a delicious, healthy product and you aren't adding more plastic to landfill.


Shona~ LALA dex press said...

Soaking my garbanzo beans at this very moment for this week's batch.

Cherie said...

As soon as I finish off my canned beans, I'm going to start using dried.

Deanna said...

I had never made it until last Sunday. My son wanted to take some to a Super Bowl party. He found a recipe online and bought the ingredients. I helped him make it. It was quite yummy!

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

I made last week's batch with adzukis and there was a definate difference, which I really liked a lot. Better? No, just different, like I said, to mix it up a bit since I'm making a batch-a-week. Next time I need to add a bit more lemon than normal (it just seemed to call for a bit more), but I used the exact same recipe as the garbanzo batch.