Homemade Hummus

I decided to use some of the dehydrated chick peas that I had in my pantry this week and made hummus.

I soaked the chick peas for about three days.

Saturday I boiled them for just over an hour.

Then I drained the pot, put the chick peas in the blender.

I added around 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 2/3 of a cup of water, 2 teaspoons of garlic powder (since I didn't have any fresh garlic cloves) and a few shakes of salt. 

I blend these ingredients, had to stop a few times to move the mixture around since the blender wasn't as strong as the last one I had used. But eventually, my chick peas became smooth hummus.

I put the hummus into containers, left them open to cool.

Then put the lids on around 20 minutes later, and stuck them in the fridge. 

It was my first time making hummus, and I tried it today. It wasn't great, tastes pretty watery instead of creamy and delicious. A friend of mine suggested mixing in a bit of peanut butter, since I am not a fan of tahini. I'm going to try that tonight!

Peace and serenity,

Simply Me


Anonymous said...

I do my dried beans in the slow cooker. It only takes about 6 hours as opposed to three days. An overnight soak and rinse, then five or six hours on low and you're good to go.

And I put plain yogurt in my hummus. That's where the creamy part comes in! Yogurt and lemon juice for that tart little pop that you associate with good hummus.

Simply Green said...

THANK YOU!!! I never thought of plain yogurt and lemon juice. Thank you so much for that, I will definitely try this next time.

As for the slow cooker, mine is a gigantic one, so it's not really logical. I also have a single serving one, so maybe I'll try that next time.

Amanda-Lynne said...

Wow!! Thats such a good idea to do :) I spend like $6/week buying it! :) let me know how the yogurt works out.

Simply Green said...

I know, I could blow so much money on hummus. Once I put the peanut butter in it wasn't so bad. Still not as creamy as store bought, but it's a learning process.

Also, next time, I'm not making as much. I have a bad feeling that some of this hummus is going to go bad before I can eat it. :(