Sometimes all you need is hummus. Good hummus just makes everything better. The last many months I have been buying Sabra plain ole hummus but OMG why is it so expensive? Seriously $4 for a tub? That doesn’t even last the whole week? Yuck – I love it but not the price. I mean $4 may not seem like a lot, but when you don’t mind making your own then just do it. Here is a new vegan and gluten-free favorite of Italian Dressing Hummus.
It has been a long time since I’ve made hummus. Last summer it seems like that’s all I did, but living with a ton of roommates and not having your own kitchen is tough. And doesn’t make for feeling all that inspired to do anything. Including cooking. But hummus, seriously, is the easiest thing in the world and I didn’t feel like spending $8 on a couple tubs of plain ole hummus. I love it, but not the price tag. Especially when I could make the same amount for a third of the price and have all the leftover ingredients for future hummus’ or making actual dressing. And I do love Italian dressing. I love it from a restaurant but not the bottle brand. I don’t know why salad dressings at restaurants always taste so amazing, but they just do. I figured I’d make up my trusty homemade seasoning and just use that and tang up some hummus with yummy vinegar.
First get your garlic roasted. I actually did a few bulbs at once with a pan of roasted veggies I was getting ready. Multi-purpose cooking is what it’s about when it’s hitting the 100s outside. Yuck to that weather and heating the house! Once the garlic is done and totally cooled, dump it with all the hummus ingredients except the water into a large food processor OR dump in half the ingredients into a small FP and do it in two batches (like I had to). Put the lid on and pulse a few times to start it going then turn on and slowly pour in the water. Once it’s moving good let it go until creamy. Dump into a bowl then pop in the fridge to get all the flavors combining. Dip with your fave veggies!
Italian Dressing Hummus,
2 Cans Whole Foods Salt Free Garbanzo Beans
2 Tbsp Star Fine Foods Red Wine Vinegar
2 Tbsp Star Fine Foods White Wine Vinegar
3 Tbsp Star Fine Foods Olive Oil
3 Tbsp Homemade Italian Seasoning
1 Bulb Roasted Garlic
1/4 C Water
1. Slice the top off the garlic and place in the middle of a square of foil. Drizzle olive oil over the top and sprinkle with black pepper then fold foil over. Roast garlic at 425 degrees for 30 minutes.
2. Drain and rinse beans.
3. In a food processor dump the beans, vinegars and oil, seasoning and squeeze in the garlic.
4. Pulse to start combining then slowly pour water through the top spout.
5. Let mix until creamy texture.
6. Dump into a bowl and place in the fridge to get flavors combining.