So my friend Chassie at Whole Foods Market Encinitas encouraged me at our last trip to Whole Foods to try to make my own hummus. She insisted it was not difficult (but she is WAY more talented in the kitchen than I am – see Exhibit A so I was a bit worried about what we might come up with) – guess what? Super Easy.
I made this hummus with Sister J – and if you know how we cook – you know it’s never an exact science so consider the following just a guideline – feel free to add a little more or a little less of anything and also feel free to pop a couple other fun veggies or beans in!
- 1 bag 365 Green Garbanzo Beans (you can find these in the frozen food section at Whole Foods)
- 1 cup organic frozen peas
- a few table spoons of Olive Oil (we started with 2 table spoons but decided we needed more – my 6 year old measured, not me – my point is – this is kinda however much you want)
- a few table spoons water – this is just for consistency – so whatever works for you!
- a spoonful of minced garlic (or however much you want)
- Juice from one lemon
- Dash of salt
- Dash of cumin
This was easy peasy – first we cooked the garbanzo beans and peas together according to the instructions on the bag for the garbanzo beans.
While this cooked (about 5 minutes) we put olive oil, water, garlic, lemon juice, and spices all directly into our magic bullet (blender).
We then drained the beans and peas and popped them directly into the magic bullet.
Blend it all up and serve.
Seriously – so easy! We made a fairly small batch – we ate our fill with green bell peppers and carrots and I also put some in small individual and reusable dipper containers. I popped them into the freezer – they will be perfect for school lunches! My son could seriously eat this with a spoon – which I wouldn’t mind, because it is all kinds of healthy and budget friendly. I will also serve it with Pretzel Crisps, pita, fresh veggies, and use it as sandwich spread.
Enjoy ~ Kate