I am vegetarian, and a staple in my food situation is HUMMUS. I love it, love it, love it, so does my family. I never ever ever even thought that I could make it at home, I was just so used to the idea that I had to get it packaged, processed, easy peasy and ready to go when I needed it.
NO! NO! NO! I have learned that convenience has made me believe that I can't making things, especially in the kitchen because I don't have time! And I believed that throwing the packaging in the recycle bin was totally acceptable because it was an item I couldn't make. NO! NO! NO!
I would have continued to buy that Sabra hummus and recycle the packaging if not for the pre-school my daughter goes to. They have a cooking program where a caregiver for each kiddo signs up to make something twice during the school year. Two years ago I signed up to make the hummus and shoot it's the best darn hummus, I pretty much make a batch every week and it takes me less than 30 min. And who knows what actually goes into the processed stuff right??
Here is the school's recipe with my modifications. I did start with cans at first cause, again convenience, but I was just trading the plastic trash for the aluminum one so now I only used uncooked chickpeas bought in bulk aisle. I love some garlic so adjust that to your taste. My girls love to make this with me, they fight on who gets to lick the spatula:)
** If you don't have a pressure cooker, google can help you find other ways to cook your chickpeas**
Q: What is something you buy that you can try making on your own? Will you try making this hummus?
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