Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hummus

I would say, "Holy Guacamole!", but that would not be appropriate because we talking about hummus.

Hummus is some amazing stuff. Every Sunday night I make a large dish of hummus and we snack on it through out the week. It is perfect with crackers, veggies, and as a spread on sandwiches.

It is healthy. It is easy. It is delicious.
I think hummus is incredibly kid friendly. Start your little ones off eating hummus and provide them with fresh veggies to dip. Kids love to dip stuff! Plus between the chickpeas and the tahini you are providing a very high protein spread to your little darlings.

There are a variety of hummus recipes. I am going to provide you with a no fail BASIC hummus recipe. You can then take this recipe, put on a little Bob Marley, and lively up my basic hummus to your tastes.


Basic Ingredients: 


2 Cups of dried chickpeas, soaked and cooked. 
5 Tbs Tahini (this is a sesame paste, a great addition to many whole foods recipes) 
Salt to taste 
1/3 cup of fresh lemon juice 
2 to 3 cloves of garlic 
3 Tbs olive oil 
1/4 cup water 

Possible ways to liven it up~ paprika, parsley, cilantro, chipolte anything.....oh there are so many things you could do. Have fun!

This is a one step recipe.

Add all the ingredients to a good food processor or blender.  And, well, blend.
You will want to add the water a little bit at a time in order to get the correct consistency, that being as thick or thin as you prefer.

After passover crispy Matzo crackers were on mega clearance at many stores. We bought a huge box and have been enjoying them with hummus daily! Just a money saving idea for you!

2 comments:

Gretchen Magruder said...

Mmm....love hummus, but haven't been brave enough to try it. Thanks for this yummy recipe!!

amanda said...

I love hummus! It's so delicious and healthy. This is a great recipe.