The drought diaries is not a cooking blog, and we’ve never tried to claim we were.  Instead, we try to present easy ways for our readers to save water in their day-to-day lives.  Of course, since such a massive amount of California’s water goes to agriculture, your choices in what to eat constitute a major portion of your water footprint.  So naturally, we share our recipes.

One of my favorite things about hummus is that it can be a meal (spread some hummus in a pita and you’re set for your next lunch break) or a snack.  Plus, the below recipe is super-versatile, as you could add roasted red pepper, pesto, lemon juice, or whatever you want to suit your own needs.

Home-Made Hummus

1 can chickpeas

1 T garlic

Salt and Pepper to Taste


Mash altogether to desired texture. 


Makes 7-10 servings.

Virtual water use: 163 liters

Virtual water per serving: 16-23 liters