I love hummus. It is a protein packed snack. My sister has this really cute story about my baby niece holding up a carrot and declaring she needed hummus.
I can purchase hummus for $3.99 at Publix (I love Publix) but I convinced myself I could make it at home. That was until I realized you couldn't make it without Tahini - a delicious sesame paste that is both exotic and pricey. At $6.99 a can (ouch) I was better off just buying the Sabre Hummus. But no. I would not be deterred from my mission.
So I experimented until I came up with a cheaper and delicious alternative that costs just around $1.25 to make.
What you'll need:
1 - 19 ounce can chick peas
2 heaping tbsp minced garlic
1 1/4 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp ground red pepper flakes
3 tsp ground cumin
Drain and rinse your peas then dump them in the food processor with the lemon juice, garlic, cumin and half the red pepper flakes. Turn on the processor and wait. It will all become creamy and delicious.
Once throughly mixed place in a bowl and garnish with remaining pepper. Enjoy!