The best value for pre-package hummus is Hannah Classic, sold at Costco. It cost just .19 per 2 tablespoons and has 80 calories (7 g fat,) and 125 mg of sodium. It has an average taste…slightly chalky with a moderate tahini and garlic flavor. One of the best tasting is Cedar’s Naturally Delicious original. It costs .34 per 2 tablespoons with just 60 calories (4.5 g fat) and 115 mg of sodium. It is thick and creamy with balanced, clean flavors and moderate tahini. Sabra Classic costs .42 per 2 tbsps., 70 calories (6 g fat,) and 120 mg sodium It’s creamy with moderate tahini and a lot of garlic flavor.
You can also make your own hummus quite easily. In a blender or food processor blend 4 garlic cloves, 6-7 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, and 3 tablespoons water for 30 to 60 seconds. Add a 19-ounce can of chickpeas (drained) and 1/3 cup tahini. With the blender or processor running, add in ¼ cup olive oil. Purée until smooth, adding more water if needed. Stir in 1 teaspoon salt. Makes approx. 2 cups.
Do you have an easy and delicious hummus recipes you could share? Also, what is your favorite thing to eat with hummus – pita chips, carrots, tortilla chips other veggies?