Recipe: Spicy Garlic Hummus

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Mmmmm… hummus is one of the best things of all time. But mostly just because it’s made out of garbanzo beans. Those are delish. I remember my brother, sister, and I used to pop those things like pills when we were kids.

So a few months ago (I guess around the time we started writing this blog, haha) I became extremely conscious of the food I was eating, therefore eating healthier.

And by healthier, I mean I’m still not exactly eating healthy. I can’t simply cut chips and candy out of my diet forever, they are way too good for that. What I’ve been trying to do instead is create versions that satisfy my cravings for those other scrumptious foods when I can afford to do so. Sitting at home on a Sunday is generally a perfect opportunity for such a task. Today I made this delightful hummus for myself and the roomies to snack on while we watched the latest episode of The Walking Dead. For some reason, this season is becoming very uneventful, which makes me sad. It’s just not satisfying my Sunday night tv obsession like Breaking Bad used to.

Oh well. :[

I’ve always wanted to make my own hummus. The only reason I hadn’t already done so was because I thought it was this terribly tedious process to make it. Good thing I was wrong, because this only took me about fifteen minutes to make and all I had to do was throw a bunch of stuff in my blender. I made three batches of this stuff, so I am set for snacks at work for practically the whole week. If you haven’t already noticed, most of my recipes are super easy to do. One thing you should know about me is that I am always looking for a shortcut or an easier way to accomplish something, so when I find something I want to make, I create it in the most basic way my mind can think of.

We paired our hummus with the only things we had on hand that would be good in it. Ideally we would have some more veggies and maybe some pretzels, but this was still perfect. Brittles even made some homemade pita chips to go with it!

I made myself a milkshake after I ate the hummus. So much for eating healthy (ha).

Spicy Garlic Hummus
takes 15 minutes, serves about three people

one can of chickpeas
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of crushed garlic
1 teaspoon of oregano
2 teaspoons of red pepper
1 teaspoon of paprika

Rinse and drain the can of chickpeas. If you’d like your hummus to be smoother, you can boil them before you blend them up (you’ll just have to let them cool down before you blend it). Add all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until you’ve reach your desired consistency. And if you’re feeling crazy, you can also blend in some siracha to reach your desired level of spiciness.

Enjoy with any kind of veggies, pretzels, or bread. You can even make sandwiches and wraps with this!

Oh yeah, and this is vegan!

Happy eating :]

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