Who knew making hummus was so easy? I guess I didn’t. And with an ingredient like Tahini, it scared me off a bit! I had NO CLUE what it was and in fact, when I was at the store this morning I had to Google a picture just so I would have a clue where to look. When I read it was ground sesame seeds, I headed for the spice/baking aisle. No dice. A clerk pointed me to where they have the almond butter and Nutella with the peanut butter. And ouch, at $8.95 for a bottle, I was really doubting whether it would be worth it.
I picked out this recipe from The Barefoot Contessa. As the comments suggest, it’s strong on the garlic, but it’s just what I love. I haven’t done a side by side cost comparison but I’m guessing it’s a pretty big savings as you could actually get 8 batches from the one jar of Tahini. And there are NO chemicals in this one! It made quite a bit and with a few carrot sticks, it made for a nice snack or even quick lunch.
I’m looking forward to trying different spices. Have you ever made hummus? Have any recipes I should try?