Recipe: Spicy Garlic Hummus

So a few months ago (I guess around the time we started writing this blog) 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.

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.

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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