I’ve been meaning to make hummus for quite a while, but kept forgetting to get pita bread to go with it. When I saw that we had an opened box of Wheat Thins that needed to be eaten, I decided today was as good a time as any. And since the food processor is now only blocked by an easily-movable file box rather than a mountain of paper clutter, I was able to actually do it!
This is my mother’s recipe, and we love it.
1 (15.5 oz.) can garbanzo beans/chickpeas (they’re the same thing), drained
1 garlic clove, chopped
1.5 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. chopped fresh or 3/4 tsp. dried oregano
2 tsp. chopped fresh or 3/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Serve with toasted pita bread cut into wedges, crackers, or veggies.
This is what it will look like after processed. If you think it’s not creamy enough, try running it for longer in the processor.
I used a little more lemon juice, didn’t have any thyme, and omitted the chili powder.
According to my calculations, if you divide this into 4 servings, it is only 3 weight watchers points per serving. If you eat it with carrot or celery sticks, you won’t add any points to that.