Hummus: 5 ingredients, 5 minutes


My roommate and I like hummus. A lot. It’s creamy, smooth, filling….and if we really wanted to, we would easily go through 4+ containers a week. We use it as a spread on toast, lathered on wraps, or use it as a dip for almost anything (awesome way to down your daily servings of veggies). But a 16oz hummus usually costs around 4-5 bucks at the store. So this is a sneaky way we create the same thing in our little apartment – and it costs less than $1.80.

Total time: 5 minutes

Servings: 6

1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed
1/4 cup olive oil
Juice from 1 lemon, or 2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon paprika

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1. In a food processor or high speed blender, purée all ingredients with a pinch of salt until smooth and creamy. You can add 1-2 tablespoons water to get your desired consistency.

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2. Transfer to a bowl and drizzle with olive oil and paprika before serving.

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3. Serve with bread, crackers, or sliced veggies. Perfect on its own or as party or game day food. If storing, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3-5 days.

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Looking for some variation? Experiment with different spices, add in roasted red pepper, or use more/less garlic. You can also make Sweet Potato Chipotle Hummus - or if you are feeling adventurous, try your hand at Peanut Butter Hummus.

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