Recipe // hummus

February 18, 2009


{photo by me}

first of all, thank you for all your congrats and such on my last post. you are all so sweet! i’m still wrapping my head around the idea of a girl, but i am getting there.

hummus is a popular food that comes in various local forms throughout the middle eastern world.  it has become more common here in the states, and is now eaten all over the world.
hummus is a dip or a spread usually made from chickpeas [also known as garbanzo beans], blended with various ingredients such as tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.
it is a very nutritious dish and is a great source of protein, iron, vitamin c, folate, and fiber.  a great replacement for not so healthy chips and dip.
here is a simple and easy recipe for hummus that only takes minutes.  after you make it from scratch once, you’ll never buy it from the store again.

this past week i’ve been eating hummus like crazy. i just love fresh hummus. seriously, once you make it from scratch, you’ll never buy the store bought kind again. and, it’s super easy to make. here’s the recipe i came up with.. enjoy!

{hummus recipe}

ingredients
1 15 oz can [2 cups] of chickpeas, drained [preferably organic]
1/4 cup tahini [a ground sesame seed mixture, found locally at whole foods]
1 large garlic clove
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 tbs lemon juice
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper [optional, if you like spicy]
1 tbs plain yogurt
1 tbs olive oil
1/4 tsp ground paprika
1/4 cup water [may need more to reach desired consistency]

garnish
olive oil
paprika
1-2 tbs fresh parsley, chopped

directions

place all ingredients except for garnish in a food processor and blend until smooth, adding more water if needed to reach a desired consistency. taste for spices and adjust as needed. place in a serving bowl and drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with paprika and parsley.
serve with a warm pita, pita chips, or vegetables.

8 thoughts on “Recipe // hummus

  1. Jill

    i will definitely be trying this. we’re ordering lunch from ‘hummus kitchen’ today at work and i love a good fresh batch.

    the picture you took is so nice.

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  2. shan

    i am in awe of people like you who can come up with recipies like this! i love me some hummus so i’ll have to give it a try!

    also, where do you buy your spices for your Indian recipies?

    and congrats on the new babe!

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  3. Leah

    My absolute favorite! And sooo much cheaper then buying it from the store. I have a killer black bean/cilantro/lime recipe you’ll have to try.

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  4. Amy

    oh i love hummus! thanks so much for the recipe. i tried one recipe i found, but it was kind of bland. i think yours will be much better. thanks for sharing!

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  5. Smellyann

    Wow, your hummus recipe is way different than mine! I use: 2 cans chickpeas, a slab of tahini, a big splash of olive oil, juice from a whole lemon, and three big cloves of garlic. I use a handblender to mix it all up and it tastes AWESOME! I’ll have to try yours sometime, the yogurt is interesting!

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