Rising grocery store prices getting you down? Hummus is a great healthy staple to have on hand, but that little tub that you get in the appy section doesn’t last long considering how expensive it is.
Homemade hummus is a great option for the frugal home economist who also happens to be a foodie.
It’s not always easy to make hummus in a regular blender, but they do have special blenders for making dips and purees.
The Chefman personal blender is just the right size for whipping up a quick batch of hummus.
The basic ingredients of hummus are:
- 1 8-oz can chickpeas, drained
- 2Tbs Sesame seeds or tahini
- One clove garlic
- 2Tb olive oil
- 1 Tb lemon juice
- 1Tb water
Season to your liking with salt, pepper, herbs.
I added a little dill to this batch with a sprinkle of paprika for color. I also sprinkled a touch of soy sauce after the fact and I did like the flavor.
Add all ingredients to your blending cup. Screw the blade part on tightly. Flip it over. Insert into the base, plug in and twist to start blending.
Twist in the other direction to stop the blend when the consistency is to your liking.
Makes enough dip to fill a soup bowl.
Serve with sliced veggies, whole grain crackers or little crisps of toasted bread. Healthy, delicious and cheap!
Best Blender for Hummus and Dips: the Chefman
Here’s a video of the Chefman blender in action