Buying hummus at the supermarket? Save yourself money and make it yourself - it's easy, fully customizable to your liking, and can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days! Hummus is made from chickpeas, which are a fantastic source of soluble fibre and plant-based protein to keep you full and satisfied. Use it as a dip for vegetables or whole grain crackers or as a spread on sandwiches or wraps - what other ways to you use hummus!? If you try this recipe, be sure to tag us @VancouverDietitians on Facebook and Instagram!
2 cans chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
¼ jalapeno pepper (optional)
2 tbsp olive oil
½ squeezed lemon
1/4 cup of water
Salt, pepper, garlic powder (to taste)
Cracked pepper, dill, and more olive oil (for garnish)
In a blender or food processor, combine chickpeas, jalapeno, olive oil, lemon, and water and blend until smooth.
Taste your hummus and add salt, pepper, and garlic powder until you're satisfied with it.
Transfer to a bowl and shake on additional cracker pepper, dill, and olive oil to taste (or use any other of your preferred flavour combinations!)
Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.