On Sundays, Dan and I don’t generally follow a very strict meal plan. Sometimes we eat when we get up, but generally, we head to the gym and spend the day studying, doing laundry, catching up on reading, etc, and snack the day away. We’re pretty good about making dinner (or having it made for us is always nice!), but throughout the day, we graze on veggies, chips, dips and whatever else we have around. A popular snacker for us is hummus. We love Athenos, especially the kind with pine nuts or roasted red peppers in the middle. But in harmony with our frugality efforts, I’ve been taking this list from Greatist to heart. Foods you should make to save money?! I’m in. We’ve made our own hummus before, but had gotten lazy about it, so this seemed like a great time to renew our zeal. And so I give you – jalapeno hummus!
1 can of chick peas/garbanzo beans
1.5 tablespoons of Tahiti
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
2 jalapenos, chopped finely
1 teaspoon of olive oil
NOTE – when chopping up your jalapenos, do NOT touch your eyes! Just be very careful about handling them in general. Whew, they have some bite!
Combine chick peas (along with about half of the juice from the can) with all the other ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste. BLEND! You can use a food processor, or an immersion blender (this is what I used and love). Sprinkle some jalapeno bits on top for effect, and there you have it!
What kinds of snacks get YOU through a snacky Sunday?