The secret ingredient in this hummus makes it healthier, thriftier, and greener. That’s a win-win-win in my book! My Taster likes it better than my original hummus too. Win-Win-Win Hummus costs just 78 cents a serving using organic ingredients.
You’ll find three something-for-nothing ingredients in one recipe:
- My homemade hummus uses no oil. Use olive brine instead of olive oil for flavor and fluidity.
- Get twice as much value from your lemon by using the juice and zest of one organic lemon instead of the juice of two lemons.
- Like my original hummus, this recipe uses chickpea broth (aquafaba) instead of water for added flavor and nutrition.
Cooking with olive brine instead of throwing it away was my big ah-ha this week. I recently splurged on a jar of organic olives. I thought about using olives in hummus in place of olive oil for flavor without fat but was worried they might turn the color gray. As I pondered, I dipped a spoonful of the olive brine from the jar. The black broth tastes like olives, with no bitterness or weird aftertaste. Ah-ha! I used Divina organic pitted kalamata olives, which are packed with water, organic red wine vinegar, and sea salt. You can use any olive brine with wholesome ingredients that tastes good to you.