Easy Chick-Peazy Hummus

I thought I should start out my first blog recipe with something that I make all the time… hummus.  This recipe is easy & fast.  You can serve it immediately or pop it in the fridge.  It’s great for a party or just for personal snacking! Its gluten-free.  I cannot tell you how many times I have whipped up this hummus in a hurry for a quick nutritious snack! And the best thing is that you probably already have most of the ingredients on hand already! (Sesame tahini is sometimes stocked by the peanut butter in the grocery store.  You’ll want to stir it really good because of the natural separation that may occur. After opening, keep it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh.)

My kids will literally eat this with a spoon if I forget to take it out of the serving bowl!  Hummus is a great way to get your kids to eat their vegetables – broccoli, carrots, celery, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, green or red peppers, what have you! Or throw it between two pieces of bread, add some sprouts, sliced cucumber, shredded carrots, spinach (or lettuce) & it makes one heck of a sandwich! Did I mention that garbanzo beans  (aka chickpeas) are a terrific source of protein AND iron?! (Homemade hummus contains WAY more protein than the store-bought varieties & has no preservatives. This hummus will last a good 4-5 days!)

BASIC HUMMUS

Throw all ingredients together and blend in the food processor, scraping the sides down occasionally until its smooth & creamy.  Add an extra splash of water or olive oil in the end if you prefer to thin it a little!  This hummus will thicken up slightly in the fridge.  For a nice presentation, drizzle with olive oil & add a dash of cayenne!  Makes a bit more than 2 ½ cups.

  • 3 ½ cups (or 2 cans) drained & rinsed garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • < ¼  cup sesame tahini
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • > 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 2-3 Tbsp water

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5 responses to “Easy Chick-Peazy Hummus

  1. Wow, great job on the first recipe posting! You were smart to start with something quick, easy, and familiar, and I love the pictures of ingredients and serving suggestion. Now I have to make hummus this weekend! (I don’t have tahini in the pantry.)

  2. I LOVE hummus!!! This will be the next recipe I try. Congratulations on your blog. I am excited for you.

  3. What section of the grocery store would I find sesame tahini?

    • it usually find it in the “health section” of the store, stocked with the peanut butter and other nut butters. If you still cant find it, i would maybe try looking in the asian/indian/middle eastern food section of the grocery store.

  4. Caleb loves Aunt Rita’s hummus! :) I couldn’t find the tahini at Kroger but Publix and Ingles have with Peanut butter.

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