I've never been a sweets person. When it came to snacks I've always preferred gold fish, chips or crackers and cheese. Forget the fruit snacks or 100-calorie cookie bags. The bad news is there aren't very many savory "adult" snacks and chips and gold fish aren't healthy options.
I had a revelation this past week when I realized ranch dressing isn't the only thing you can dip your vegetables in. Boom. HUMMUS. Before I could reach for a tub of Sabra I wondered if it would be better to buy the hummus or make it.
I already had olive oil and paprika and with buying everything else I spent almost $5. Granted I shopped at Trader Joe's so of course a can of organic chickpeas would be a dollar something. Also tahini was hard to find and at TJ's it's almost $3. You could make tahini from scratch but even sesame seeds can be almost $3 especially if you need to buy enough to make tahini (FYI tahini is sesame seed paste).
Anyway actually making hummus is quite easy granted that you know how to measure things. Seriously it's so easy.
1 18-ounce can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
3 tablespoons of tahini
3 tablespoons of olive oil
Juice from one lemon
1 garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cumin
So basically you throw it all into a blender or food processor and hit it! Place the freshly made hummus in a bowl and add a sprinkle of paprika and drizzle of olive oil.
Voila! A savory and healthy snack. I didn't take a picture because I dug right in. So yum.