Who is a Sambra Hummus fan? Meeeee!
I love Sambra Hummus products… that is until I made my own! I will never buy store hummus again because it was way too easy to make and tasted lightyears better and fresher. This is my first attempt and I was so pleased. I will be making different versions in the future, but I think this will be one of my absolute favorites.
I was so determined that day I decided to make hummus. It was a usual day at work. Work = time to think about what I will make for dinner. It came to me as I was hungry and craving a snack. Lightbulb moment, “I’m going to buy a blender and make hummus tonight!” Luckily the shuttle I take from work drops me off in front of Bed Bath and Beyond. Bought my blender, lugged the heavy thing onto the metro and then to the grocery store to buy ingredients and then two blocks to my apartment. Sighs, the joys of city living. (This is my usual process after a 10-hour labor intensive work day) Came home, walked my dog, sat on the couch for a moment, made my dinner, ate and never looked back at the dishes. Dishes = my bf’s job.
Lemon Thyme Hummus
- 1 can of garbanzo beans/chick peas
- 1/2 of the liquid from the can
- 1 heaping tablespoon of tahini (sesame butter available at most grocery stores)
- 3 cloves of raw garlic, peeled (roasted if you like)
- 1 lemon, juiced and zested (I originally had 1/2 lemon, but the more lemon in this, the better)
- thyme leaves from 8 sprigs
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Note, Pour half of the bean/pea liquid at first and add more until your desired consistency, add more olive oil and lemon if desired. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with vegetables of choice. I love carrots and cucumbers paired with the hummus. If you like sardines, slathered the hummus on a crostini, topped with sardines (from a can preserved with olive oil) and cucumbers….MMMMMmmm, so good! It has the nostalgic taste of tuna salad sandwich which I used to eat as a kid.
Reminder: if you plan to eat this around people, please have gum with you. The garlic can be quite impressive! Or like in my case, your co-worker will bring gum to you and say you need it.