Have you ever made your own hummus? Its one of the simplest and cheapest things you can make! One can of chickpeas (or any bean really!) will cost you between $1 - $2 and then the rest of the ingredients are likely already in your pantry as staples.
As for simple, it can't get much easier! You just throw all the ingredients together in a blender or food processor for a few minutes and viola! You have hummus.
What's also great is you can completely customize the flavor profile to be exactly how I like it. You are no longer limited to the flavors you see on the store shelves. Don't love chickpeas, try this white bean hummus variety. Love lemon, add in more lemon juice. Want more of a neutral profile - not a problem and use some water to thin out the beans of your choice and then add toppings as you like.
Hope you enjoy this butter bean hummus with a slightly tangy lemon profile!
1 clove garlic
1 - 14.5 ounce can white beans, drained but not rinsed
1/4 cup well stirred tahini
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 1/2 tablespoons water
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Place al ingredients in a single serve blender or food processor. Blend until smooth if using a single serve blender. If using a food processor, process for 20 seconds, stop to scrape sides, then blend for about 2 minutes
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, preferably an hour, to thicken. Spoon into bowl and top with your favorite toppings such as pine nuts, paprika, olive oil or marinated olives.