Garlic Lover's Hummus Recipe

I didn't try hummus until I was in college. Kids, don't make the same mistake I did! Eat hummus! It's delicious!

Hummus can be a tad pricey when purchased pre-made. Below is my recipe for Garlic Lover's Hummus. As the name suggests, it's got enough garlic to keep Edward Cullen at bay permanently.

The overall cost of making your own hummus is pretty low. Once you've purchased all the ingredients, it will cost a little over $2 to make per batch (if that). It's also vegan friendly and really good for you.

LediaMedia's Garlic Lover's Hummus Recipe

What you need:
  • 1 15-ounce can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 4-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup Tahini 
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 food processor
  • Olive oil
  • Pita bread or crackers

How To Make Leah's Garlic Lover's Hummus
  1. Drain can of chickpeas and pour into food processor.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon onion powder and 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder. 
  3. Add minced garlic, 1/2 cup tahini, 1/4 lemon juice, and 6 tablespoons of water.
  4. Mix in food processor until creamy.
  5. Scoop hummus into a reusable container and chill in refrigerator. 

How To Serve Leah's Garlic Lover's Hummus
  1. Once hummus is chilled (can take four hours or more), remove from refridgerator and put into serving bowl.
  2. Drizzle olive oil on top.
  3. Serve with pita bread or crackers.

Three Different Ways to Heat Pita Bread
  1. Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 350 degrees. Wrap several stacked pita breads in aluminum foil. Heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until warmed through.
  2. Place pita bread on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high for 10 to 20 seconds.
  3. Brush both sides of a pita bread with olive oil or butter and place into an ungreased skillet over medium high heat for 10 seconds. Flip the bread with the tongs and cook on the reverse side for another 10 seconds or until the bread becomes soft and warm.
 A few tips:
  • If the hummus texture isn't creamy enough for you add another tablespoon of water as needed.
  • I use pre-minced garlic which is a sin but makes it so much easier. One 1/2 tablespoon of pre-minced garlic equals one clove.
  • You can make hummus up to two days in advance and it has a shelf-life of four to five days.

How do you like your hummus? Share in the comments below.

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