Yes, I said 2nd.
Back story: I make a mean french onion dip, and no not the soup packet with sour cream as my boss so rudely insulted me by asking once. Real, genuine, homemade caramelized onion dip. Loss for words is how amazing it is. I have made it several times for my husband who foams at the mouth in a more severe manner than our dogs as it’s stewing away. As I branched out and brought it to parties and events I now have even more requests for its presence. And, so I call it my best dip, because it’s asked for by name, I get emails from people at work requesting it, and just seriously it is that good.
Now, that I write all of this I am really regretting posting hummus first. Now ya’ll aren’t even going to read or make this. So, if in which the time you are reading this I have in fact already posted the onion dip…..go ahead…..just leave, and come back if I have not forever tarnished you from healthier dips.
I hate store bought hummus. Hate. I won’t eat it, and I no longer buy it. When hummus was all the craze I bought a 3 pack from Costco with 3 varieties. One was Mediterranean , and if I had to pick it was probably my favorite flavor, then classic and red pepper. They were not as awful as some previous ones I tried, but they still left this odd, waxy, bitter after taste. Now, I really tried to like hummus and I swear that. Really. Mainly because I am a dip, sauce, and dressing slut. I love them. I want them on everything, I never turn down chips and dip. NEVER. Hummus is healthy, right? Healthier. But, I couldn’t get myself to like it and Kyle hates it as well so it wasn’t even the house judging me from the fridge to try again.
I wanted that little vegetarian dinosaur to be me.
Finally, when I decided to start this blog I wanted to try hummus again because contrary to what this blog may be 90% of the time Kyle and I eat pretty healthy during the week. I reserve my fun recipes for the weekend and stick to our basics during the week. This time when venturing out into the hummus world again I decided to make my own, and let me tell you – night and day. AND it is super embarrassing for me because homemade hummus takes NO time AND it’s completely different. I felt like quite the idiot eating a million chips with this when it was done. Why had I not done this sooner? What was wrong with me? Clearly, not only is this hummus good, it is easy(duh, Krystal) and it makes you reevaluate all your life decisions.
Do not be an idiot like me, and just make this. Like all things it’s impressive to say you made it yourself when bringing it to an event, you can put what you want in it, on it, and what to dip it with. Hummus is an amazing vessel, I just did a classic but I plan to make my own roasted red pepper, roasted garlic, herbs, jalapeno, wine? I have no idea.
If you were or are a hummus hater….just try this. If you do not like it feed it to your vegetarian or vegan friends….they will worship you.
-1 can chickpeas (I used organic, you do you)
-1/4 cup of olive oil(I honestly didn’t measure just added until it was consistency I like BUT if I had to guess)
-1/4 cup of Tahini
-Garlic 3-4 is what I used Fresh garlic 1-2 (you will see in the pictures I used picked garlic from the olive bar at my local store, it does not have a very potent garlic taste once pickled..in fact I would use fresh if I had to do it again but it was an idea and I went with it, okay?)
-Salt and Pepper
-Toppings – Greek Olives, Fresh Jalapeno, Red Onion, Drizzled Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper
The Easy Part
Throw all that shit in the blender. Seriously, well squeeze the juice out of the lemon don’t throw the whole thing in there. Recipes I read prior stated to add certain ingredients at certain times blah blah but I did it like this and it turned out amazing! I don’t know if there is an actual method or order to do things, and if someone could tell me why, and if it makes a difference I may try it, but part of the love for this dip is it is sooooooooo easy unlike my onion dip that takes 2-3 HOURS. Blend until it is creamy, smooth, and buttery. Top this baby with whatever you want, and eat it with homemade pita chips. Yes, buy pita bread at the store or Costco, cut it up, drizzle with olive oil, and bake. Done. Just like you after you eat this hummus.
-Love a former hummus hater